Pregnant Pharmacist Helps Police Catch Pharmacy Robber

A pregnant pharmacist helped police catch a pharmacy robber after she recognized his voice as a customer who had visited her store earlier that day.

A pregnant pharmacist helped police catch a pharmacy robber after she recognized his voice as a customer who had visited her store earlier that day.

Pharmacist Susan Duffy, who was 6 months pregnant at the time, knew who it was even though the robber, Christopher Kelly, was wearing disposable coveralls and a homemade ski mask, The Daily Record reported.

Kelly entered Overtown Pharmacy around noon, threatened staff with a hammer, and demanded medications and money. He also hit the register with his hammer, which ended up not playing in his favor because it was then too damaged to open.

As the pharmacist filled Kelly’s bag with drugs, he complained at one point about the items she selected to toss into the bag.

Duffy later told police that she recognized Kelly’s voice, so they were quickly able to locate the man. Officers found the large stash of drugs in his bag, and he was arrested at this home, The Daily Record reported.

“This was a terrifying ordeal for the staff members in the pharmacy,” Alistair Anderson, an inspector for the Wishaw Police Station, told The Daily Record. “However, I need to praise them for remaining calm in the most difficult of circumstances and being able to quickly relay crucial information to the officers who attended. The actions of the pharmacy staff greatly assisted us in making a prompt arrest.”

The robber pleaded guilty in Glasgow, Scotland, on March 11, 2016, and he will be sentenced in July 2016.