Pharmacy employees robbed at gunpoint

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image none"><span>none</span></div><span class="caption-text">Philadelphia Police are investigating a robbery that occurred in a pharmacy Saturday.</span></div>
August 8, 2009 12:50:33 PM PDT
Philadelphia Police are investigating a robbery that occurred in a pharmacy Saturday morning in the city's Rhawnhurst section. The robbery happened at the Glendale Pharmacy located on the 7600 block of Castor Avenue just before 10:00 a.m.

According to police, two males robbed the pharmacy at gunpoint, stealing about $20,000 worth of Oxycontin and percocets, along with wallets, jewelry and other personal items from six employees.

Police say the two suspects fled on foot, heading eastbound on Faunce Street.

They are being described as two black males with beards. One male is about 6 feet tall and was wearing a brown striped shirt with blue jeans and black sneakers; the second suspect is 5'11 and was wearing a green sweater and black pants.

According to the pharmacy's owner Steven Tammara, the store will be offering a $5,000 reward to whoever helps catch the suspects.

Tammara said there a total of 6 employees in the store ranging in age from late 20's to early 40's.

According to the owner, one employee was hit in the back of the neck, but he was not severely injured.

No other injuries were reported.

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