Northeast Times

Second armed robbery at York St. Pharmacy Monday

York St. Phar­macy, a t 2334 E. York St. SAM NE­W­HOUSE / STAR PHOTO

The phar­macy now plans to in­stall ad­di­tion­al se­cur­ity meas­ures.

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The three black males, one of whom had a gun, knocked down a wo­man en­ter­ing the phar­macy as they ex­ited. She scraped her right knee and side in the fall.

Ac­cord­ing to po­lice, as the three men fled on foot down York Street and up Ce­dar Street, one of the rob­bers fired a gun in­to the air.

Po­lice said that about $1,000 in cash was stolen and es­tim­ated that $30,000 worth of pills was stolen.

The ex­act type of drugs stolen was not made pub­lic by po­lice or York St. Phar­macy.

This was the second armed rob­bery at York St. Phar­macy in four months. The last rob­bery oc­curred in Novem­ber, dur­ing Hur­ricane Sandy, and was part of a string of rob­ber­ies in the Phil­adelphia area.

Phar­macy man­ager Er­vis Rrapi said that the phar­macy now plans to in­stall a buzzer se­cur­ity door.

Look for more on this story and an in-depth in­ter­view with phar­macy man­age­ment in next week’s print is­sue.

Re­port­er Sam Ne­w­house can be reached at 215-354-3124 or at sne­w­house@bsmphilly.com.

You can reach at snewhouse@bsmphilly.com.

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