Armed robber steals drugs from Augusta pharmacy
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - A robber struck an Augusta drugstore Tuesday and got away not with money but with pharmaceuticals.
It happened at 11:10 a.m. at Peach Orchard Drugs, 2529 Peach Orchard Road, according to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies learned that a Black male came into the store dressed in dark clothing and carrying a dark-colored bag. He approached the pharmacy counter and showed a handgun while demanding prescription narcotics, deputies said.
Upon receiving some narcotics, he fled the business and was seen getting into a dark-colored sport utility vehicle being driven by a white female.
William Cyrie Simmons, 24, and Stacey Lopez, 18, both from Augusta have each been charged with armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, according to authorities.
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