Armed Robbers Target Newnan Rite-Aid

by Wes Mayer

Newnan Police Department is on the lookout for two men and a woman suspected of robbing the Rite-Aid pharmacy on Temple Avenue Saturday morning.

Officers responded to an armed robbery at the pharmacy around 7:20 a.m., according to a police report from Officer Edward Lee with the Newnan Police Department. Officers arrived, cleared the store and spoke to the victim, an employee who opened the store.

The victim told officers a heavy-set black female came into the store to make a purchase when the store first opened at 7 a.m., Lee reported. The victim said the customer appeared nervous, but made her purchase and left. Shortly after, two black males entered the pharmacy wearing hooded sweatshirts, and one pointed a gun at her, Lee said.

According to Lee, the victim was told to open the pharmacy’s safe and not to sound any alarms. The victim was not injured, and the suspects later fled out the rear roll-up door with an undetermined amount of cash from the safe and the victim’s wallet.

The two suspects were described by the victim as skinny, one around 5 feet, 8 inches tall, and the other around 6 feet tall. The shorter suspect was wearing a black jacket with a gray and red-colored hood and either tan or brown sleeves. The taller suspect was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt with a white cloth around his neck. The female is also a suspect in the robbery and was wearing a pink-hooded sweatshirt.

For more on this story, look in Wednesday’s print and digital editions of The Newnan Times-Herald.

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