Police Arrest Suspect in Deadly Pharmacy Robbery

December 30, 2014
Meghan Ross, Associate Editor

Las Vegas police have captured a suspect in a deadly pharmacy robbery that happened at a Walgreens on December 26, 2014.

Las Vegas police have captured a suspect in a deadly pharmacy robbery that happened at a Walgreens on December 26, 2014, according to The Associated Press (AP).

Jin Ackerman, 25, was arrested on December 26, 2014, at his residence, and he now faces charges of murder, kidnapping, armed robbery, and burglary, according to the AP.

A male clerk at the pharmacy, Antonino Isnit, was shot 11 times and killed in the back room during the robbery, the AP reported.

Ackerman allegedly arrived at the pharmacy wearing 2 surgical masks, gray clothing, a wool peacoat, and yellow gloves. He also carried a backpack, which contained a hand drill so that he could remove a door from the cabinet where the security cameras and computers were kept.

After handcuffing a female clerk in the bathroom, the robber emptied her pockets, disabled her phone, and put a silencer on his handgun. He told her the gun was for her coworker, Isnit. Then, Ackerman allegedly unhandcuffed the woman and told her to return to the cash register.

Ackerman allegedly took more than $5000 from a safe during the incident, according to the AP.

Before killing Isnit, Ackerman allegedly told him, “Sorry, Tony, but you know me,” according to the AP.

The AP reported Ackerman had been fired from a Walgreens in 2013 after he was accused of improperly using a computer to access employee files. In 2011, Ackerman worked at the Walgreens where the robbery and slaying took place.

A Walgreens spokesperson said the company extended its condolences, made counseling services available, and would offer funeral expense assistance to Isnit’s family, the AP reported.