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Lake Charles man robs pharmacy for prescription pills

Lake Charles man robs pharmacy for prescription pills

POSTED: Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 10:37am

UPDATED: Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 11:33am

Lake Charles police arrested a man for the armed robbery of a Walgreens on Tuesday, Jan. 21.

According to police reports, Jessie P. Rogers, of Lake Charles, entered the Walgreens and told the pharmacist he wanted to pick up his prescription.

When the pharmacist said the prescription could not be found, Rogers pulled out a weapon and demanded that the pharmacist give him a bottle of Dilaudid. The pharmacist gave him a bottle of the prescription drug, and Rogers left the scene.

Officers found Rogers several blocks away from the Walgreens and questioned him. They learned that Rogers had two outstanding warrants and took him into custody.

Police then took Rogers back to the Walgreens, where the pharmacist identified him as the person who committed the robbery.

After searching his truck, investigators found several weapons and other evidence linking Rogers to the crime.

Rogers was booked into the Calcasieu Parish Correctional Center for Armed Robbery, Armed Robbery with a firearm, and possession of a concealed weapon, along with the two outstanding warrants.

Detectives are still conducting a follow-up investigation.  

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