Shelby Pharmacy Robbed At Gun Point

Daily Globe News Editor

SHELBY - The investigation into the armed robbery of Discount Drug Mart in Shelby continued Monday morning with police trying to enhance video surveillance from the scene.

The robbery may also have some connection to a suspicious man reported at the Community Markets store in Plymouth, where police report employees watched a man attempting to open a locked door to the pharmacy.

According to Shelby Police Captain Lance Combs, a white male wearing a dark hoodie had a gun and jumped the counter at the Discount Drug Mart pharmacy on Saturday morning and took drugs - mainly Adderall - but no money.

"He then fled in and older model white SUV," Combs said. "What we're trying to do know is get better video and pull that off."

Combs said nobody was injured during the crime.

The robbery of the Shelby business came just a short time after a reported suspicious male fitting the same description at Community Markets in Plymouth.

Plymouth Police Chief Charles Doan said they got a call Saturday morning about a suspicious person in the store.

He said the suspect reportedly parked his vehicle in front of the store entrance and went inside. He said an employee thought this was strange and followed the man inside the store.

Doan said the employee reported seeing the suspect try to open the locked door on the back of the pharmacy before leaving the store in a white Dodge Durango with rusted out rocker panels.

"I think they scared him off and he went on to Shelby," Doan said. "As we were putting information out about the suspicious person, we heard about the robbery at Drug Mart."

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