The man suspected of robbing a Walgreen's pharmacy of painkillers last week has been taken into custody in New York, authorities said.
Joseph Bussman, 46, was arrested Friday evening by police in Peekskill, NY, a city of about 25,000 people along the Hudson River, authorities said.
Bussman was arrested without incident, and North Charleston investigators are working to have him extradited back to South Carolina, North Charleston police spokesman Spencer Pryor said.
Police have obtained arrest warants to charge Bussman in connection with a May 20 holdup at Walgreen's on Dorchester Road, North Charleston Capt. Scott Deckard has said.
The robber, who used tweezers to hand a note to a Walgreen's pharmacist, got away with nearly 800 OxyContin pills, police said. He revealed a handgun in his waistband during the holdup but didn't draw the weapon.
The medications were valued at $1,500, police said.
Bussman was living in North Charleston, but he is originally from Peekskill, according to his Facebook page.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Earlier versions of this story incorrectly stated the street on which the robbery occurred. The Post and Courier regrets the error.