FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) — Florence Police responded to an armed robbery Tuesday morning at Tim’s Discount Drugs on Helton Road.
Investigators say John Steven Balentine walked into the store and demanded prescription pills with a gun.
Detectives recovered about 100 pills, but the gun has not been found.
Balentine is charged with robbery.
Florence High School was placed on lockdown as a precautionary measure.
The lockdown was lifted around 11:30 a.m. when Florence Police caught the suspect.