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Police: Man caught on camera robbing pharmacy identified

Beloit police believe they've identified man in video

BELOIT, Wis. - Beloit police say the believe they have identified the man in a video showing the robbery of a Walgreens pharmacy Wednesday.

Capt. Dan Risse said Justin M. Drost, 28, of Beloit, entered the Walgreens at 1901 Prairie Ave. at 3:55 p.m., presented the pharmacist with a note demanding two drugs and said he had a weapon.

The robber was given pills and fled, according to Risse.

Drost is described as a white man 5 feet 10 inches tall with a medium build and a brown goatee. He was last seen wearing a baseball hat, a white T-shirt and plaid shorts. He left in a white van with a ladder rack on top.

Drost is also wanted for warrants through the Rock County Sheriff's Office and the Department of Corrections, according to a release.

Officials ask anyone with information about the robbery to call the Beloit Police Department at 608-364-6800 or Beloit Area Crime Stoppers at 608-362-7463. Information leading to an arrest may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000.

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