Another Pharmacist Robbed at Knifepoint in Ohio


For the second time this week, a pharmacist in Ohio was reportedly threatened by a knife-wielding pharmacy robber.

For the second time this week, a pharmacist in Ohio was reportedly threatened by a knife-wielding pharmacy robber.

This time, the suspect was caught on camera stealing narcotics from the CVS pharmacy located at 1500 Lockbourne Road in Columbus.

Source: NBC4i

Around 11 AM on August 25, 2016, an unidentified suspect described as a black male in his 20s wearing a red baseball cap, a blue hoodie, and dark pants entered the store and approached the pharmacy counter. After jumping over the counter, the suspect showed a knife and demanded that the pharmacist open the narcotics safe. The unidentified pharmacist complied, and the man then fled with an unknown quantity of narcotics.

Police are still searching for the suspect, who they believe stands about 6-feet tall and weighs 140 to 175 pounds.

Earlier this week, a police officer shot and killed a different male suspect holding a knife to the throat of a Walgreens pharmacist in Hamilton, Ohio.

Around 2:30 AM on August 22, 2016, police responded to 911 calls about a man jumping over the pharmacy counter in the Walgreens store. A caller told to a dispatcher that he wasn’t sure what was happening and he couldn’t tell if the man was armed, but “it look[ed] a little suspect,” the Associated Press reported.

The 2 officers who arrived at the scene found the suspect, who was also believed to be in his 20s, holding the pharmacist hostage at knifepoint, Hamilton Police Chief Craig Bucheit related at a news conference about the incident. The man was using the knife to force the unidentified female pharmacist to take out money from the cash drawer, according to a police report.

Bucheit said the man didn’t comply with police commands, and after a brief confrontation, one of the officers fatally shot him. He said the pharmacist looked “shook up” but was not hurt, and neither were the 2 officers.

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