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Photos released of pharmacy robbery

April 18, 2010|By KATE S. ALEXANDER
  • The Waynesboro (Pa.) Police Department has released several surveillance camera photos, including this one, from an April 2 armed robbery at Antietam Pharmacy at 730 S. Potomac St. in Waynesboro.
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WAYNESBORO, PA. -- The Waynesboro Police Department has released surveillance camera photos from an April 2 robbery at Antietam Pharmacy.

At 11:43 a.m., a man wearing a coat, gloves and ski mask entered the pharmacy at 730 S. Potomac St., brandished a handgun and demanded drugs, Waynesboro Police Department Sgt. Mike Bock said.

As of last week, Waynesboro police had no suspects and were asking anyone with information to contact the department, Chief Mark King said.

The challenge with the case is how well the man was concealed, Bock previously said.

The man was covered from head to toe, including his hands and eyes, giving police little to go on in terms of a description, Bock said.

Surveillance photos of the man that were released Friday show he wore a distinctive multicolored coat, a mask over his face and black gloves on his hands.

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Bock said at the scene that the coat resembled a digital camouflage pattern.

"In black and white, his coat would look like camo," he said.

Witnesses saw the man running from the scene and heading southeast through yards in the area of East 9th Street.

No money was taken during the robbery, Bock said. The suspect only demanded prescription drugs.

Bock declined to say which drugs were stolen. He said the man demanded commonly stolen drugs, which could be critical to the investigation.

Dave Riley, pharmacist and owner of Antietam Pharmacy, previously said the incident was the second time the pharmacy was the target of a crime.

Pharmacies are a frequent target, he said, but in Waynesboro, police are close by.

"Police are never more than a phone call away," Riley said. "They drive by us frequently because we are a pharmacy and we are in many ways a target."

King said officers were on the scene in two minutes. In less than an hour, the pharmacy was open and serving customers.

Anyone with information on the robbery may call Bock at the Waynesboro Police Department at 717-762-2131.

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