Glenwood Safeway pharmacy robbed at gunpoint |

Glenwood Safeway pharmacy robbed at gunpoint

GLENWOOD SPRINGS – Glenwood Police continue their search for an armed gunman who robbed the Safeway pharmacy early Monday afternoon.

According to Glenwood Springs Police Chief Terry Wilson, a call came in just after 1 p.m. notifying police that a man entered the grocery store moments earlier, approached the pharmacy brandishing a gun, requested the prescription painkiller OxyContin, and fled the store.

Police responded quickly and began searching for the suspect, but as of this story no suspect had been apprehended, Wilson said.

“At this time we have neither apprehended or identified a suspect,” Wilson said.

Police and Garfield County Sheriff’s Deputies are actively investigating the incident, Wilson said.

The suspect is described as a white male, about 5’7″ tall, possibly in his 40s, wearing a maroon colored shirt and khaki cargo pants. Wilson said that the suspect may have also been wearing a reddish-colored wig during the time of the incident.

Police are reviewing surveillance footage to see if they have a good shot of the suspect.

No further information was available at this time. Police caution people to be aware of anyone matching the description above, and notify Glenwood Police at 384-6500 or by calling 911 if they see anyone matching that description.

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