• Police: Man held up Walgreens for prescription meds


    BOONE, N.C. - Boone police are looking for the man they said held up a Walgreens and stole prescription drugs Sunday night.

    Officers said the man entered the store on Blowing Rock Road around 9:30 p.m., told employees he had a gun and would use it if they didn’t give him prescription meds.

    After stealing the drugs, witnesses said the man jumped into a waiting blue or silver Ford van which was in the parking lot of Makato’s

    Police described the thief as a white man wearing a red and black horizontally striped jacket with blue jeans and black tennis shoes. They think he is between 20-30 years old.

    Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 828-268-6959 / 828-737-0125 or the Boone Police Department at 828-268-6900.

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