In the early morning hours of Monday, October 30, Weatherford Police Department dispatch received a 911 call of an armed robbery that had occurred at the Walgreens drug store located at 1317 S. Main Street in Weatherford.
Walgreens employees reported that at approximately 4:45 in the morning, two black males entered the store with their faces covered. While one of the suspects went to the pharmacy area, the other, who was wearing all black clothing, charged the employees while displaying a handgun, ordering them to lay on the ground.
One suspect jumped over the counter into the secure drug area. The suspect asked for the keys to the drug cabinet and went to the hydrocodone area, stealing an undetermined amount of the drug. This suspect was described as a tall, slim, black male wearing a hoodie, a ski mask, dark sunglasses and carrying a pillow case. It was also reported that a small mustache could be seen under the suspect’s ski mask.
Both subjects then fled from the business on foot. Officers arrived quickly in the area and located a suspicious blue Mercedes passenger car in the nearby neighborhood and attempted to stop the vehicle. The Mercedes accelerated rapidly away from the officers, failing to yield. A vehicle pursuit ensued as the vehicle made its way back to Interstate 20 in an attempt to evade officers. During the attempt to evade, officers observed the occupants of the car throwing objects from the window of their vehicle.
The pursuit traveled east on Interstate 20 and then merged onto Interstate 30 into the City of Fort Worth. Due to the high rate of speed of the Mercedes, officers lost the vehicle near the area of Chapel Creek, located around I-30 and North loop 820.
Officers returned to the area where the vehicle pursuit was initiated and recovered several items thrown from the vehicle including a handgun and some articles of clothing.
Walgreens employees reported that some Walgreens stores in the North Texas area have had similar robberies take place within the last few months.
The case is actively being investigated and detectives are currently following up on leads at this time.
If you have any information regarding this robbery, please contact Parker County Crime Stoppers at 817-599-5555 or 1-800-942-STOP, or visit the Parker County Crime Stoppers website at http://www.parkercountycrimestoppers.com to learn more ways to submit a tips. Your information and identity will remain anonymous.