Kodak man arrested for pharmacy robbery

KODAK, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A Kodak man has been arrested for robbing the Lee's Pharmacy on Boyds Creek Road shortly before noon on Thursday, the Sevier Co. Sheriff's Office announced.

Authorities said Leonard R. Higgins, 27, is being held at Sevier Co. Jail, where he is charged with Aggravated Robbery.

The Sheriff's Office said Higgins was spotted driving an SUV that looked like the one the robber left in. After stopping him, the officers found evidence linking Higgins to the robbery and arrested him.

An employee at the pharmacy told investigators the robber came in pulled out a note demanding painkillers and indicating he had a weapon, though the worker never saw one.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sevier County Sheriffs Office Criminal Investigation Division at 428-1899.


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