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Police: Berry's Pharmacy armed robbery suspect captured

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KINGSPORT, TN (WJHL) -

Police in Kingsport say they have captured the suspect in an armed robbery at a local pharmacy. Eric McPhillips, 40-years-old of Kingsport, was arrested Tuesday and charged with aggravated robbery. 

The robbery happened Sunday night around 8:oo p.m. at Berry's Pharmacy - that's located on the 1700 block of Fort Henry Drive. 

Investigators caught up with McPhillips Tuesday afternoon at the Budget Inn on East Stone Drive.

Police say McPhillips entered the pharmacy and pointed a large framed semi-automatic pistol at employees and demanded pills. The employees gave him an undisclosed amount of prescription medication, before he fled the scene. 


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Police in Kingsport need your help in tracking down a suspect in an armed robbery at a local pharmacy.

The robbery happened Sunday night around 8:oo p.m. at Berry's Pharmacy - that's located on the 1700 block of Fort Henry Drive. 

Police say a white male came in and pointed a large blue or black semi-automatic pistol at the employee and demanded pills.

 

The employee gave him an undisclosed number of the medicine. The suspect is described a 5'11 and weighing around 200 pounds. He was wearing faded blue jeans, a long sleeve white t-shirt and a tan ball cap.  

If you have any information on this case or the suspect's whereabouts, please call the Kingsport Detectives Division at 423-229-9429.

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