Newport Police Search For Pharmacy Robber

By: Nick Bona
By: Nick Bona

Newport, Cocke County (WVLT) -- Newport Police are searching for a man who robbed the CVS Pharmacy on Cosby Highway on Friday night.

It happened around 7:20 PM when the unknown man handed a note to the pharmacist demanding narcotics.

He then showed a gun that he had concealed in the waistband of his pants.

Employee called the authorities after he fled from the scene.

Investigators say the man is between 5’8 and 5’10, 200 pounds with shoulder length graying hair and a mustache.

If you have any information, call Newport police at 423-623-5556.

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