(KMOV) -- Police have arrested a suspect in the robbery of a Town & Country pharmacy.
Anthony David Phillips, 39, of University City is charged with armed robbery and armed criminal action following the robbery of th Goldsmith Pharmacy on Tuesday July 20.
Police say the suspect told the clerk he needed morphine for a friend around 12:20 p.m.
The suspect pulled out what appeared to be a .22 caliber rifle, pointed it at the clerk and demanded the morphine. The clerk complied and gave it to the suspect. The suspect did apologize after getting the morphine, saying he has a friend who is in a lot of pain.
There is no word on whether or not Phillips can be linked to other pharmacy robberies within the last year.
Earlier this week, police believed the Goldsmith suspect matched the description of the suspect who robbed a Walgreens pharmacy in August of last year in Des Peres. They believed that same man may have also robbed a Walgreens in Festus last July.
Goldsmith Pharmacy is located on 777 South New Ballas Road.
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