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Robbers pistol-whip CVS pharmacist in attempt to steal prescription drugs from Cleveland store

October 5, 2018

Robbers pistol-whip CVS pharmacist in attempt to steal prescription drugs from Cleveland store

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Two armed robbers pistol-whipped a pharmacist in an attempt to steal prescription drugs Thursday from a CVS in Cleveland’s Mount Pleasant neighborhood.

The 36-year-old pharmacist could not open the safe that held the drugs, but the two men took his wallet and cellphone during the robbery at the convenience store on Kinsman Road near Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, police reports say.

Both men covered their faces with sweatshirts during the incident, and one also wore a white mask, police reports say.

No arrests have been made in the case.

The robbers entered the CVS just after 8 p.m. and pointed a gun at the pharmacist. They ordered him to open the safe, but the pharmacist told them he could not open it.

One of the robbers pistol-whipped the pharmacist on the right side of the face. They took his wallet and cellphone, police reports say.

The robbers also took another employee’s cellphone before they ran from the store.

Cleveland EMS took the pharmacist to Cleveland Clinic to be treated for the injuries to his face.

Investigators are reviewing CVS security camera video in an attempt to identify the robbers, police reports say.

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