Beloit Police Looking for Suspect in Walgreens Attempted Theft

BELOIT (WIFR) -- Just after 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday February 27, Beloit Police officers responded to the Walgreens Pharmacy on Madison Rd. for an attempted theft.

The investigation revealed that a suspect presented a note to a Walgreens's employee requesting a quantity of oxycontin and oxycodone. The employeeThe employee notified the Pharmacist. While the pharmacist was calling for police assistance, the suspect left the store without obtaining any product.

The suspect fled the area in a vehicle that had been parked near the J & S Pet Store. The vehicle is described as a dark colored (possibly black); full size pickup truck, with a silver tool box in the bed behind the cab.

The suspect is described as a man 5'8" to 6' tall and medium build. He was wearing a forest green winter parka with the hood pulled up tight making it difficult to see his face. The suspect did not display a weapon or threaten force. There were no physical injuries.

The description and suspect’s actions are very similar to other thefts/robberies that have occurred recently at Madison area and Janesville Walgreen’s. Individuals with information in regards to this crime are encouraged to call the Beloit Police Department, 364-6801, or Beloit Area Crime Stoppers, 362-7463. Individuals may also text information to 274637 then type BACS + your message.

Information leading to an arrest may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1000.00.