TRAVERSE CITY — BY ART BUKOWSKI
A man robbed Walgreens pharmacy on U.S. 31, police said, the second time this month someone made off with money from a retail store in the middle of the day.
The suspect went into the Garfield Township pharmacy this afternoon at about 3 p.m. and told a clerk to open the cash register, Grand Traverse Sheriff's Department Capt. Dave Meachum said. The clerk opened the register, and the suspect grabbed money and left.
The man didn't display or mention a weapon, Meachum said.
He ran off on a trail behind the store, Meachum said. An employee who chased after him couldn't catch him.
Authorities hadn't developed a detailed description of the suspect late Tuesday and were working to pull the store's surveillance footage. Meachum said the man wore dark clothes and stood about 5 feet 8 inches tall.
An alarm company contacted authorities about 30 minutes after the theft, Meachum said. Deputies used a tracking dog and couldn't find the suspect, but they found items that likely will be helpful in the investigation, Meachum said. Walgreens workers declined comment.
Deputies continue to investigate the April 6 armed robbery of Gander Mountain, also on U.S. 31 in Garfield Township. A suspect came into the store, handed the clerk a note and displayed what appeared to be the butt of a black handgun. He took the till from a cash register and left. Police arrived within minutes but weren't able to locate him with a tracking dog.
Meachum said it's too early to say if the incidents are related.
TRAVERSE CITY — BY ART BUKOWSKI
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