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Rock Hill judge sets $500K bond for accused CVS robber

The Rock Hill man accused of having a gun while robbing a CVS store for drugs this week was in jail Friday morning with a $500,000 bond.

Jason Lloyd Thatcher, 34, turned himself in to authorities on Thursday night after police issued warrants for his arrest, Executive Officer Mark Bollinger, police spokesman, said this week.

Police charged Thatcher with armed robbery, pointing a firearm, possession of a firearm during a crime of violence and six drug law violations, according to Rock Hill arrest records.

The day before Thatcher turned himself in, police named him as a suspect in the Tuesday morning armed robbery.

Officers responded to the 10:20 a.m. Tuesday robbery and spoke to a pharmacist who said an armed man passed a note over the counter, demanding drugs but no money, according to a Rock Hill police report.

After the pharmacist handed over the drugs, the robber fled on foot down Charlotte Avenue, witnesses told police.

Less than 24 hours after the robbery, Rock Hill police released surveillance video from the CVS store close to Winthrop University.

Police say Thatcher got away with oxycodone and hydromorphine medication.

Anna Douglas •  803-329-4068
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