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Deputies: Cowboy hat-wearing robber tries to steal pills

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Greenville County deputies respond to the CVS on E. North St. (July 31, 2013/FOX Carolina) Greenville County deputies respond to the CVS on E. North St. (July 31, 2013/FOX Carolina)
Greenville County deputies say this man tried to rob the CVS E. North St. (July 31, 2013/Greenville Co. Sheriff's Office) Greenville County deputies say this man tried to rob the CVS E. North St. (July 31, 2013/Greenville Co. Sheriff's Office)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Greenville County deputies said an armed robber wearing a straw cowboy hat tried to steal pills from a CVS Pharmacy but ran away before taking anything Wednesday morning.

The attempted robbery was reported at the CVS located at the intersection of East North Street and North Pleasantburg Drive about 6:30 a.m.

Greenville County Deputy Drew Pinciaro said the man walked behind the pharmacy counter, showed a black handgun and a note demanding pills. Then he pushed the pharmacist to the ground and ran away before getting anything, Pinciaro said.

The man was seen running towards the Bi-Lo store next door, according to Pinciaro.

Pinciaro said the man was 5'10" to 5'11" tall, stocky build, and was wearing straw-style cowboy hat, light colored western style button down shirt, blue jeans and a black back pack.

Deputies said no one was injured and they don't have a description of a possible vehicle, but they do have surveillance of the suspect.

Anyone with information about the attempted robbery is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 864-23-CRIME.

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