Man wearing motorcycle helmet robs Austell drug store at gunpoint

Police are looking for the man who walked into a Cobb County drug store wearing a motorcycle helmet and robbed the place at gunpoint.

The robbery happened Sunday afternoon at Thomas Drugs in Austell, Channel 2 Action News reported.

The owner told the news station it was the first time the store had been robbed since opening 40 years ago.

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Surveillance video shows the man walking into the store and pulling out a gun. He then approaches the counter and passes a pharmacist a list and a bag, all while wearing the motorcycle helmet.

The robber jumps over the counter and followed the pharmacist to a safe, Channel 2 reported. He told her to get on the ground.

A witness pulled up at the drive-thru and called 911, Channel 2 reported. “I pulled up to the window and I saw people laying on the floors,” Joshua Camp said.

The robber got an array of prescription pills, including percocet and oxycodone, Channel 2 reported. He then sped away on his motorcycle.

Camp said he drove after the man, but the motorbike had no tag.

Police told Channel 2 they are trying to find out if the man is connected to other pharmacy robberies in metro Atlanta. An investigation is ongoing.

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