Pharmacist held at gunpoint in Upper Manhattan robbery

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Thursday, August 1, 2019
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The robbers got away with opioids.

WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, Manhattan (WABC) -- Video shows a terrifying armed robbery at a pharmacy in Upper Manhattan.

A man forced the pharmacist into a backroom at gunpoint.

It happened July 19th at MNS Pharmacy on Audobon Avenue in Washington Heights around 12: 45 p.m.

The suspects ransacked the room, grabbing drugs including Percocet, oxycodone, and oxymorphone, which are all opioids.

They also stole an iPhone and $3,000 in cash.

The pharmacist was not hurt.

The robber is described as a black man last seen wearing a black baseball cap, white t-shirt, black sweatpants with a white stripe, black boots, blue backpack, white dust mask and blue latex gloves.

The second robber is described as a black man last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black sweatpants with a yellow stripe, white sneakers and displayed a black semiautomatic firearm.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).


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