clear
Saturday May 23rd, 2015 12:15AM

Oakwood police charge man in pharmacy robbery

By Staff
OAKWOOD - Oakwood police have now charged a man with the robbery of a CVS Pharmacy in the city about a year ago.

The suspect, Chris O'Neil Forrester, was already in jail, charged with a similar crime by Hall County authorities. Forrester was arrested last month for the New Year's Eve robbery at the pharmacy at the Ingle's Grocery Store on Winder Highway.

Oakwood police investigator Danny Sridej said his office was finally able to put together enough evidence to charge Forrester with the Oakwood crime. He said Forrester may be responsible for another robbery.

"The day the robbery happened at CVS within an hour and a half, the same suspect went to a pharmacy in the Suwanee jurisdiction and robbed a pharmacy there," said Sridej.

In both the Hall County and Oakwood cases, Forrester is said to have approached pharmacy employees and demanded narcotics. When he did not comply, he is said to have grabbed pharmaceuticals and fled.

Sridej said he believed Forrester remained in the Hall County Jail.





© Copyright 2015 AccessNorthGa.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Grass fire impacts rush hour traffic on 985
Rush hour traffic on I-985 was slowed by a grass fire Wednesay afternoon with one lane closed while firefighters fought the blaze.
10:19PM ( 4 months ago )
Judge denies motions to move, delay Tsarnaev trial
Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to overturn a judge's decision to not move his upcoming trial out of state.
10:02PM ( 4 months ago )
Sheriff: Man shot 2 on I-85 because he wanted car
A 22-year-old man shot two people who stopped to give him a ride on Interstate 85 in South Carolina on Christmas Eve because he wanted their car to drive to Georgia, a sheriff said Wednesday.
5:21PM ( 4 months ago )
Local/State News
US rejects nuclear disarmament document over Israel concerns
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States on Friday blocked a global document aimed at ridding the world of nuclear weapons, saying Egypt and other states tried to "cynically manipulate" the process by...
9:33PM ( 2 hours ago )
Ex-Hall County Deputy arrested for invasion of privacy
A former Hall County Sheriff’s Deputy is now in custody following an investigation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
6:00PM ( 6 hours ago )
Kayaker rescued from Chattahoochee River in Suwanee
Gwinnett County Emergency crews rescued a kayaker from the Chattahoochee River Friday afternoon.
5:37PM ( 6 hours ago )
Search for new Hall Co. Library Director begins
The search is on for a new Hall County Library Systems Director.
4:34PM ( 7 hours ago )
US consumer prices ticking up as Fed weighs first rate hike
WASHINGTON (AP) — Core consumer prices outside of food and energy posted the biggest increase in April in more than a year, suggesting that an improving U.S. economy is finally starting to lift prices...
12:12PM ( 12 hours ago )