- Written by Steve Frank
Boone Police are investigating a robbery at the local Walgreens Drug from Sunday night after a man reportedly robbed the store, inferring he had a gun and threatened to use it if not given prescription drugs. The Boone Police release say the man entered Walgreens around 9:30 p.m. indicating that he inferred to the clerk that he had a gun, but apparently did not show a weapon, then fled the scene after demanding the drugs. The suspect was described as being a white male, 5-feet-7, 20-30 years of age wearing a red and black jacket with horizontal stripes with a hood, sweatshirt and black pants and black tennis shoes, according to police. Police said the suspect fled in a vehicle, a blue or silver Ford van, which was parked in the Makoto's restaurant parking lot. Anyone with information about this crime should call Crimestoppers at 828-268-5959 or 828-737-0125, or the Boone Police Department at 828-268-6900.