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Update: Lynchburg Police Respond to Armed Robbery at Walgreens

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Reporter: Josh Farmer

Updated 10 p.m.:

Lynchburg, VA - Lynchburg Police are feeling optimistic about catching the man who robbed the Walgreens on Wards Road Tuesday evening.

They've got some great pictures of their suspect, and they're sure someone  can help identify him.

Shortly before 5:30 p.m. Tuesday a man walked into the Walgreens on Wards Road, went directly to the pharmacy and handed over a note.

He never spoke, but his note told employees that he was carrying a gun and directed them to turn over all of the OxyContin in the store.

Store employees did just that, and without a word, the man left through a back door.

Lynchburg Police investigator Bobby Moore says they were proud of the way employees handled the situation.

"He appears to have a gun.  If they don't cooperate, you don't know what would have happened.  We tell a lot of store owners -- banks and everything -- to cooperate, do what they need to do to get them out and make sure everyone's safe," Moore said.

Police say their suspect is a white man, in his mid-20s, around 6-feet 5-inches tall, and weighing about 170 pounds.  At the time of the robbery, he was wearing a light-color shirt and white cap.

He was last seen carrying a Walgreens bag and running in the direction of the Wards Road Kroger.  Police believe he may be armed.

If you recognize him, they want you to call or text Crime Stoppers. The phone number is 888-798-5900.

Lynchburg, VA - Lynchburg Police responded to the scene of an armed robbery Tuesday evening. Police say it happened at the Walgreens on Wards Road.

Police got the call around 5:20 p.m., and are searching the area around Wards Road for a man they believed is armed.

Police say they are looking for a white man 6,5" to 6'7", weighing around 170 pounds. The suspect is said to be wearing a white colored shirt and a white cap.

Police say he was last seen running in the direction of the Kroger on Wards Road.

There is no word yet on if anyone was hurt or exactly what was taken.

ABC 13 has a crew on the scene and will bring you the latest as we get it.

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