Alpharetta Man Arrested for Robbery at Kroger Pharmacy, Demanded Xanax Pills

Alpharetta Man Arrested for Robbery at Kroger Pharmacy, Demanded Xanax Pills
Steven Albert

On March 6, 2024, at around 4:10 PM, Johns Creek Police Officers were called to the Kroger store located at 10945 State Bridge Rd, Alpharetta, GA in response to a reported robbery. According to a Kroger pharmacy employee, a man named Steven Albert entered the pharmacy area and demanded Xanax pills, claiming he had a knife.

The employee explained that Albert had initially come to the pharmacy around 3:35 PM, pretending to need a COVID vaccination. After providing his name and date of birth, Albert was allowed into the vaccination room with the employee. Once alone, he passed her a note threatening he had a knife and demanded the pills. The employee complied, giving Albert a bottle containing five 1-milligram pills of Xanax.

The next day, March 7, 2024, at 4:17 PM, Kroger employees reported seeing the same suspect back at the store. Police were immediately called, and officers managed to locate and arrest Steven Albert near The Bridge Park Animal Hospital at 11145 State Bridge Rd.

A pharmacy technician at Kroger confirmed Albert’s presence and recognized him from the previous robbery. Albert attempted to communicate his demand for Xanax pills using his phone. The technician complied and gave him six pills of generic Xanax before alerting authorities.

Detective Williams arrived at the scene and obtained another warrant for Robbery by Intimidation against Albert. He was charged with two counts of Robbery by Intimidation and taken to jail.