Attempted robbery at Roanoke Co. Walgreens - WNEM TV 5

Attempted robbery at Roanoke Co. Walgreens

Posted: Updated:

ROANOKE COUNTY (WSLS) -- Roanoke County Police responded to a call Sunday at 8:00 p.m. from an employee at Walgreens, in the 4000 block of Brambleton Avenue.

Police say the suspect, William Ellis Roberson, 39, came into the Walgreens, went to the pharmacy and handed a detailed note an employee. The note demanded several medications and that everything would be peaceful. The employee denied the request, activated the emergency gate that separates the customer service counter and medications before calling 911.

Roberson walked out of the building and another employee saw him flee on foot toward the back.

The suspect was apprehended by Police at 8:02 p.m.

No employees were harmed.

Roberson has been charged with attempted robbery.

Powered by WorldNow
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2014, WNEM; Saginaw, MI. (A Meredith Corporation Station) and WorldNow. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.