Charleston Police arrest man accused of robbing West Side pharmacy

West Virginia

A man is in custody, accused of robbing a West Side Pharmacy Thursday afternoon.

It happened inside of the Rite Aid along West Washington Street just before 4 p.m. on January 17.

Investigators said Benjamin Lowman, 43, of Charleston walked into the store with his face covered and demanded pills after handing the pharmacist a note, saying he had a gun. 

Soon afterward, he left the property in a white caravan, police said.

Detectives were able to run the license plate on that vehicle and as a result, were able to track the suspect down to his home at 1200 Summit Drive. 

Lowman was placed under arrest at that home.

A search warrant was subsequently issued for the residence. 

Lowman is charged with first degree robbery. 

This story is developing.  Stay with 13 News for more details. 

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