A man is in custody after a Monday robbery at the Ingles on Winder Highway, authorities said.
Denny Russell Jr., 42, of Winder has been charged with robbery by intimidation and terroristic threats, according to a news release from Hall County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Deputy Nicole Bailes.
The sheriff’s office responded to an incident at the grocery store’s pharmacy when a man reportedly crossed the counter demanding narcotic medications from the pharmacist.
After receiving the prescription drugs he fled and threatened an Ingles employee in the parking lot with a firearm, although he never brandished a weapon, Bailes said.
The suspect fled the business in a silver Ford Taurus. There were no injuries reported.
The incident remains under investigation.