Pharmacy Owner Fatally Shoots Would-Be Robber

A man walked into a pharmacy thinking he'd be able to tie up staff and rob the store, but the pharmacy owner thwarted his plans by allegedly killing him.

A man walked into a pharmacy thinking he’d be able to tie up staff and rob the store, but the pharmacy owner thwarted his plans by allegedly killing him.

Police said the unnamed pharmacist armed himself as he saw a man walk up to his pharmacy with a shotgun.

“He has a good camera system, so he actually saw the subject come into the store with the shotgun,” Lieutenant Henry Ward of the Falls Township Police Department told ABC. “He was prepared for the armed intruder.”

When the man left the passenger seat of a minivan and went inside the store, the pharmacy owner fired at him multiple times, police told ABC.

Sources told ABC that zip ties were found on the suspect’s body, which suggests that the man was planning on restraining whoever was inside the pharmacy. Sources also said the suspect “intended to clear out the pharmacy.”

Another person was found in the minivan. This individual was found by police in the car, apparently unaware that the shooting had occurred.

The incident took place at a pharmacy in Levittown, Pennsylvania, on the morning of June 3, 2016. The only individual inside the pharmacy at the time was the owner.