SAN DIEGO–San Diego Police Robbery Unit detectives are asking the public’s help in searching for a man known as the “Pigeon-toed bandit.” The man is suspected of robbing several pharmacies that began last July.
On December 24 at about 10 a.m., a male wearing a Santa hat entered the point Loma Cabrillo Drug located at 955 Catalina Boulevard in the Fleetridge neighborhood. The male walked directly to the back of the store to the pharmacy counter and caught the pharmacist’s attention. He handed the pharmacist a note demanding Oxycodone, Xanax and money. The clerk put some bottles of the generic equivalents of the drugs in a plastic bag from the pharmacy. The suspect walked out of the store and went northbound on Catalina Boulevard.
The same suspect is believed to be responsible for at least four other pharmacy robberies.
at Ralph’s Pharmacy, 3515 Sports Arena Blvd.; Vons Pharmacy, 6155 El Cajon Blvd.; Ralph’s Pharmacy, 4315 Mission Blvd.; Vons Pharmacy, 2495 Truxtun Road; Point Loma Cabrillo Drug, 955 Catalina Blvd.
The suspect is described as a white male, age 30’s to 50’s, 5’ 6 to 5’10 feet tall with a medium build, wearing a black ball cap, fedora or Santa hat and dark pants. He wore latex gloves in two cases and carried a black bag or backpack in most cases.
Anyone with information concerning this case is asked to contact the San Diego Police Department’s Robbery Unit at (619) 531-2299.