UPDATE (8:55 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5): Charleston Police say they are looking for a suspect in a robbery at a West Side Walgreens.

They say that they were called to the Walgreens on the 600 block of Washington St. West and learned that a suspect entered the store and went to the pharmacy. They say the suspect handed the pharmacist a note saying he was robbing the pharmacy and that the note demanded specific medications.

The pharmacist gave the man the medications, and the man ran away.

Police say the suspect is a black male wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt with a black t-shirt over it, black sweatpants, a brown hat, and a surgical mask.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Criminal Investigation Division at 304-348-6480 or Metro Communications at 304-348-8111.


CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – Charleston Police are investigating a robbery at the Walgreens pharmacy on Washington Street West on the city’s West Side. 

It happened shortly after 8 p.m. Tuesday 

Dispatchers said a man approached an employee in the pharmacy. 

They don’t believe the man had a gun and he took off on foot. 

The suspect is described as a Black man with a skinny build.   

He was wearing a tan hat, grey sweatshirt, a black pullover sweater, dark pants, and dark shoes. 

The store was closed after the robbery.