Bond set at $500,000 for CVS Pharmacy robbery suspect

Posted July 4, 2013 8:14 pm | Filed under Crime and Courts, Featured, Local News


The man who police say robbed a CVS Pharmacy in Rock Hill has turned himself in, police say.

Rock Hill Police spokesman Mark Bollinger confirmed to WRHI early Thursday evening that Jason Thatcher surrendered to a York County Sheriff’s Deputy earlier in the day.

Thatcher is charged with Armed Robbery, Possession of a Weapon during a crime of violence, Pointing and Presenting a Firearm, Trafficking Oxycodone-second offense and Trafficking Oxycodone in proximity to a school.

He remains in custody at the Rock Hill City Jail on $500,000 bond.

Earlier this week, Bollinger said detectives identified Thatcher as the suspect in the pharmacy robbery.

At approximately, 10:09 a.m., Thatcher allegedly walked in the drugstore and presented a note demanding drugs to a pharmacist at the rear of the store.

The note read “All Oxycodone 15mg and 30mg. All Hydromorphone. Stay quiet and calm,” according to a Rock Hill Police report.

The clerk behind the counter then told police the suspect motioned to his side exposing a black object at his waist band and said, “Don’t make a scene.”

The pharmacist gave the suspect an undisclosed amount of drugs in a brown paper bag and the man fled the store.