A lone robber attempted to hold up a pharmacy at a Safeway supermarket on Bernal Avenue without success Thursday but police believe the same man succeeded in stealing drugs a few minutes later from the pharmacy inside the Walmart store on Rosewood Drive.
Pleasanton police reported that a male suspect attempted to rob the pharmacist at the Safeway store at 1:25 p.m. He showed a demand note indicating he had a gun and demanded narcotic medications. The pharmacist, however, was able to convince the suspect that she could not open the locked cabinet where the medications are kept.
The suspect fled on foot.
Then at 2:05 p.m., a male suspect matching the description of the Safeway suspect was successful in robbing the Walmart pharmacy. Again, he presented a note indicating he had a handgun, although no weapon was seen. The suspect took some medications and fled the store on foot.
The suspect is described as a white male, 18- 25 years old, 5'6" to 5'8" tall, slender to medium build with slight facial hair, a thin mustache and possibly an unshaven goatee. The suspect had a bandage across his nose which was described as being similar to a Band-Aid.
He was wearing a black sweatshirt with the hood pulled over his head, gray sweatpants and black shoes with white soles.
The suspect spent some time in the store prior to the robbery so it is likely other shoppers saw the suspect. If anyone did, they are asked to call the Pleasanton Police Department at (925) 931-5100.