Most Wanted: Reward offered in Hampton Pharmacy investigation - WKRN News 2

Most Wanted: Reward offered in Hampton Pharmacy investigation

Posted: Updated:
Surveillance cameras show the suspect pointing a gun at people in the Hampton Pharmacy December 16th. Surveillance cameras show the suspect pointing a gun at people in the Hampton Pharmacy December 16th.
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • July Mugshots - Northeast Tennessee

    July Mugshots - Northeast Tennessee

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 1:51 PM EDT2014-08-26 17:51:57 GMT
    The following are mugshots of individuals arrested on a variety of charges in July by local authorities in Northeast Tennessee.More >>
    The following are mugshots of individuals arrested on a variety of charges in July by local authorities in Northeast Tennessee.More >>
  • Federal court filings show holes used for sex acts inside Bristol adult novelty store

    Federal court filings show holes used for sex acts inside Bristol adult novelty store

    Thursday, August 28 2014 1:58 AM EDT2014-08-28 05:58:06 GMT
    Federal court documents reveal in the past, the owner of an adult novelty store on State Street in Bristol, Va. was selling more than just lingerie, pornography and synthetic drugs. Instead, pictures filed at the federal courthouse in Greeneville earlier this month show waist-high holes in private rooms inside Exotic Illusions.More >>
    Federal court documents reveal in the past, the owner of an adult novelty store on State Street in Bristol, Va. was selling more than just lingerie, pornography and synthetic drugs. Instead, pictures filed at the federal courthouse in Greeneville earlier this month show waist-high holes in private rooms inside Exotic Illusions.
    More >>
  • Update: Russell County man found alive

    Update: Russell County man found alive

    Monday, September 1 2014 10:42 PM EDT2014-09-02 02:42:07 GMT
    Michael StacyMichael Stacy
    Police are asking for your help in finding a missing Russell County man.More >>
    Police are asking for your help in finding a missing Russell County man.More >>
CARTER COUNTY, TN (WJHL) - A $2,500 cash reward is now being offered to the person who helps investigators arrest and convict the man who robbed the Hampton Pharmacy last month.

It happened as employees were about to close the Carter County business on December 16th.

Witnesses said he demanded specific medication and ran out of the store.

"Witnesses put him leaving the scene on foot and crossing the river there into a neighborhood community," said Lt. Tim Horne, Carter County Sheriff's Office.  "We had a pretty rapid response time given the rural location but all efforts like K-9 tracker and grid searches left us empty handed."

Video surveillance shows the man pointing a gun at the heads of store employees.   "Clearly this person represents a danger to the community," said Horne.  

The robber didn't ask for money.  He specifically asked for prescription medication.   Lt. Horne said the drugs could have been resold or used by the robber himself.   "There is a noticeable trend that we are starting to see of more pharmacy robberies where money is not the object.  It's the drugs. "


RX Patrol, a division of Perdue Pharmaceutical, is offering the $2,500 reward to the person who calls in the critical tip that leads to an arrest and conviction.

Tip line: 1-888-4RX-Tips  (1-888-479-8477)

Copyright 2014 WJHL.  All rights reserved.
Powered by WorldNow

441 Murfreesboro Road Nashville, TN 37210

Telephone: 615.369.7222
Fax: 615.369.7329
Email: news@wkrn.com

Can’t find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Young Broadcasting of Nashville, LLC. A Media General Company.