ATTLEBORO (CBS) – The bassist for national rock band Coheed and Cambria is behind bars, accused of holding up an Attleboro pharmacy Sunday afternoon.

Police say 30-year-old Michael Todd walked into a Walgreens, showed employees a note on his phone that said he had a bomb, and demanded pills.

Todd, who’s from Anaheim, California allegedly made off with six bottles of painkillers.

The robbery happened just hours before the band was scheduled to play the Comcast Center in Mansfield.

Coheed and Cambria was the opening act for Soundgarden.

WBZ-TV’s Sera Congi reports

The band did take the stage without Todd. Fans at the Comcast Center say they were surprised by the news.

“I was really shocked to be honest,” said one fan. “That just doesn’t seem like him.”

Coheed has released five CDs and sold over 2 million copies worldwide.

“That is kind of shocking,” said another Coheed fan. “I didn’t think any of them were like that.”

Police say someone recognized Todd getting into a cab shortly after the robbery and they were able to tack him back to the Comcast Center where he was arrested.

Todd was due to face a judge Monday morning on charges of armed robbery and unlawful possession of prescription narcotics.

Comments (5)
  1. Boston_Jarred says:

    It’s pretty sad to see what this drug (pain medication) does to people.
    I’ve seen it destroy many lives.

  2. jaygee says:

    I’ll wager a dollar to a dime that this isn’t the first time he’s done this. Perfect alibi, in and out of town quickly and then do it again at the next concert. I hope the police check their last ten concerts and then see how many drugstores got robbed.Lucky that a witnes saw him get into the cab and got involved.

  3. Alice says:

    When will people learn that its not worth it to rob these pharmacys they have a very limited quantity of pain medications, your better off robbing your local drug dealers. Its ridiculous what these meds are not only doing to the familes of and the people that abuse them but the innocent people that are working to make an honest dollar trying to help people. Really starting to lose faith in the human race.

  4. Becky says:

    I agree with above comments… I have seen many lives ruined from this pain med… it’s so sad to see. Hopefully this is the wake up call he needs to get his life back on track…

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