Rite Aid Pharmacist STABBED during robbery


Pharmacist stabbed during robbery


— A drug store robber stabbed a pharmacist in the shoulder before escaping with prescription drugs Saturday night, Escondido police said.

The holdup occurred about 6:30 p.m. at Rite Aid on South Centre City Parkway at Felicita Avenue, police Lt. Ed Varso said.

A man possibly in his 20s, covered in a hooded sweatshirt and a red-and-gray flannel jacket, went to the pharmacy counter at the back of the store and demanded drugs, Varso said.

The pharmacist handed over some number of medications, but got stabbed in one shoulder by the robber. “There was no real reason,” Varso said.

The robber, who was light-skinned, about 5 feet 8 inches tall and muscular, escaped out a back door. Medics took the wounded man to the hospital.

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  1. The big chain pharmacies don’t allow weapons. Guards are a liability. The other choice is a barrier like banks have. The independent pharmacies do have side arms sometimes. The thing where I live is how many gun shops are robbed in broad daylight. If they will do that, they will have little fear of armed robberies of pharmacies.

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