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Robbery suspect demands prescription meds

Police say a suspect tried to rob a Rite Aid pharmacy in Ventura on Saturday, but fled when security was called.

June 4, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
Police say a suspect tried to rob a Rite Aid pharmacy in Ventura on Saturday.

Authorities say the suspect handed the clerk a note demanding prescription drugs at about 9:40 a.m. When the clerk alerted security, the suspect fled, with a large knife protruding from his waistband.

Officers responded to the scene but were unable to locate the suspect. No one was injured in the incident.

A suspect description was not immediately available. Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.