Drugstore cowboy strikes again, hits Nob Hill CVS

The man wanted in a string of pharmacy robberies in San Francisco since late October might have struck again.

A suspect walked up to the pharmacy window of a business in the 1000 block of Hyde Street about 8:55 p.m. Friday and showed a handgun to an employee and demanded medication, police said. A CVS is located on that block.

The 27-year-old pharmacist behind the counter complied and gave the suspect several bottles of medication, police said. It is unknown how much or what type of medication the man took.

There have been six other robberies of pharmacies in San Francisco since Oct. 30, and in each of them the suspect description has been similar to this latest incident.

There has even been a report of a similarly described suspect holding up a Walgreens pharmacy in Millbrae.

The suspect in all of the robberies was described by police as an Asian man in his 20s, ranging from 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-9 with a medium build. In some of the earlier robberies in San Francisco, he was said to be wearing white face paint and an orange-reddish wig.

Anyone with information on the suspect is encouraged to call police at (415) 575-4444 or send a text to 411TIP with “SFPD” at the start of the message.

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