Authorities asked the public for help Tuesday in their search for a suspected robber in Camarillo who allegedly demanded prescription medications and threatened to shoot anyone who intervened.
The robbery occurred on April 8 after a 30- to 40-year-old woman entered a Ralphs grocery store in the 600 block of North Las Posas Road, according to a news release from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office.
The woman wandered around the store for a few minutes before approaching the pharmacy counter with a note demanding Xanax and oxycodone prescription medications, the Sheriff’s Office stated.
In the note, the woman also warned that anyone who tried to intervene would be shot, according to the Sheriff’s Department.
The woman was given an undisclosed amount of Xanax and then she ran into the parking lot.
It was unclear if she fled in a car or on foot after reaching the parking lot.
Investigators said no gun was ever seen or displayed during the robbery.
Anyone with information was asked to call Ventura County Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).
A $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and criminal complaint against the robber was being offered by Crime Stoppers.