Suspect took drugs, not money, during pharmacy robbery

Published: Feb. 17, 2016 at 4:25 PM EST|Updated: Feb. 24, 2016 at 4:25 PM EST
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Todd Kerney Tyillian (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)
Todd Kerney Tyillian (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

SHIVELY, KY (WAVE) - A man who robbed a pharmacy to get hydrocodone has been arrested.

In addition to robbery, Todd Kerney Tyillian, 42, of Louisville, is also charged with tampering with evidence.

Shively police say Tyillian came into the Rite Aid at 4721 Dixie Highway around 7:20 p.m. February 16, went to the pharmacy counter and demanded a bottle of Percocet. Tyillian told the employee that he would shoot them in the face if he didn't get the drugs.

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After getting the Percocet, Tyillian got into an orange Dodge neon and headed south on Dixie Highway. Employees were able to get the license number of the car which led police to Tyillian's apartment. The jacket and sweatshirt Tyillian wore during the robbery were found during a search of the apartment.

During an interview with detectives Tyillian said threw the pills out of the car window while driving along Manslick Road.

Tyillian, who was also wanted on a bench warrant, is being held at Louisville Metro Corrections on a $5,000 cash bond.

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