There was an attempted armed robbery at Maio's Medicine Chest on Union Hill Road in Manalapan at 2:51 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, according to police.
The suspect, described by police as a white male in his 20s, provided the pharmacy attendant with a written note demanding all of the "oxy" in the store, Manalapan Police Captain Michael Fountain said. No oxycodone was supplied to the perpetrator, according to Fountain.
The man told the attendant that he had a gun and displayed a black handgun.
The suspect fled the scene of the crime on foot in an unknown direction. He is armed with a black handgun and is wearing black sweatpants, black sweatshirt, and a black baseball cap, Fountain confirmed.
Manalapan Police are currently at the scene searching for the suspect. Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to contact the Manalapan Police Department at 732-446-4300.
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