WALNUT CREEK -- A man suspected of from a pharmacy didn't get far before police nabbed him.

Police said 21-year-old Ryan Belkin of Walnut Creek was only a short distance away from the CVS Pharmacy at 1123 South California Boulevard when they caught up to him after the Thursday robbery at 6:45 p.m. He was arrested on suspicion of robbery after police said he handed the pharmacy employee a note demanding Oxycodone and simulated having a handgun.

Officers found a note demanding the Oxycodone but did not recover a gun, police said.

Belkin was taken to County Jail in Martinez where he was being held in lieu of $100,000 bail.

Contact Rick Hurd at 925-945-4789 and follow him at Twitter.com/3rdERH.




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