A Des Moines woman faces charges in the Friday morning armed robbery of the Medicap Pharmacy in Dallas Center.
According to the Dallas County Sheriff’s office, Stacey Nichole Oliver, 32, of Des Moines has been charged with first-degree robbery, two counts of attempted burglary, possession of burglar tools, two counts of fourth-degree criminal mischief and possession with intent to deliver a Schedule II drug in the incident that started about 7 a.m. at the drugstore.
A pharmacy employee reported to law enforcement that “a smaller framed white female dressed in all black with black cloth on her head and sunglasses” used “a black handgun in the robbery” and fled the scene with “an amount of hydrocodone,” according to a sheriff’s office statement released Friday evening.
Oliver abandoned her vehicle, a black Hyundai Sonata, in the 25200 block of U.S. Highway 169 and fled on foot into some nearby woods, where she was taken into custody without incident by Dallas County Deputy Sheriffs about 7:40 a.m.
The stolen hydrocodone, along with the handgun and the clothes the suspect was wearing, were recovered at the scene by Dallas County Deputy Sheriffs.
Radio traffic at the time of the incident indicated “a bag of pills” was found on the floorboard of the abandoned vehicle.
Oliver is being held without bond at the Dallas County Jail.