Portsmouth police arrested two people in connection with an armed robbery Friday afternoon.
According to the Portsmouth Police Department, officers received a call at about 2:40 p.m. Friday, on the report of an armed robbery at the Kroger Pharmacy.
Employees told police, that a white male approached the pharmacy window and handed them a note demanding prescription drugs and cash. The suspect's note allegedly threatened the employees with physical harm, if the demands weren't met.
The suspect fled the scene after obtaining the cash and drugs, according to police.
Sgt. Jason Hedrick, an off duty officer at the time, spotted a male matching the suspect's description, running westbound from the direction of the Kroger store. The suspect got into a dark-colored sedan.
Officers say they stopped the suspect's vehicle and arrested the two occupants identified as Jessica Mullins, 23, and Justin Mullins, 28, both of Columbus. The initial investigation indicated the suspects were found in possession of the items taken from the Kroger Pharmacy.
Pharmacy employees positively identified Justin Mullins as the suspect who executed the robbery.
Due to the similarities of the robberies, Portsmouth police say that Justin and Jessica Mullins may have been involved in other robberies at Kroger stores in Columbus and surrounding areas.
Justin and Jessica Mullins could be sentenced a maximum of 11 years in prison and a $20,000 fine. They are being held in the Scioto County Jail.
Police continue to investigate the robbery and anyone with information is encouraged to call the Portsmouth Police Department at 740-354-1600 or 740-353-4101.