Search for suspects in pharmacy robberies

September 15, 2009 5:43:57 AM PDT
Police are trying to find two suspects in an armed robbery spree before they strike again. Police released surveillance video (seen above) of the suspects believed to be behind at least seven pharmacy robberies in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens since January.

In each incident, one of the men forces the pharmacist to the ground while the other loads up a bag with cash and prescription drugs.

The incidents are as follows:

1- Tuesday, January 20, 2009 at approximately 0955 hours, inside of 1636 Madison Avenue, in the confines of the 23 Precinct, the suspects entered R.O.R. Madison Pharmacy and removed an undetermined amount of drugs from the location.

2- Wednesday, January 28, 2009 at approximately 0911 hours, inside of 216 West 72 Street, in the confines of the 20 Precinct, the suspects entered Joseph Pharmacy but fled before removing any property.

3- Tuesday, April 7, 2009 at approximately 0920 hours, inside of 2126 Knapp Street, in the confines of the 61 Precinct, the suspects entered Just In Time Pharmacy and removed an undetermined amount of drugs from the location.

4- Monday, April 08, 2009 at approximately 1225, inside of 138-28 86 Avenue (Briarwood Pharmacy), within the confines of the 107 Precinct, the suspects entered location display a firearm and demanded USC and narcotics. The pharmacist complied by placing the item in a backpack the suspects were carrying. The suspects fled the location on foot. There was no reported injury

5- Sunday, May 24, 2009 at approximately 0930 hours, inside of 170-05 Linden Blvd, in the confines of the 113 Precinct, the suspects entered CVS Pharmacy but fled before removing any property.

6- Sunday, May 24, 2009 at approximately 1015 hours, inside of 204-19 Hillside Avenue, in the confines of Precinct, the suspects entered Franhill Drugs, Inc. and removed cash from the location.

7- Saturday, May 30, 2009 at approximately 1208 hours, inside of 2126 Knapp Street, in the confines of the 61 Precinct, the suspects entered Just In Time Pharmacy and removed an undetermined amount of drugs from the location. In this incident, the suspects fled in a black vehicle.

The suspects are described as black men in their 20s. Both are about 5-foot-11.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the New York City Police Department's CrimeStoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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