Pharmacy robber arrested, attacks officer at hospital

WILMINGTON - September 30, 2010

At around 4:25 a.m. Thursday, Wilmington Police were called to the Market Street Pharmacy at 1914 N. Market Street for reports of a burglary in progress.

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Once there, officers discovered the front window of the business broken out and could see the suspect hiding behind a counter.

The suspect, 30-year-old Robert Caulk, was ordered out of the pharmacy by officers and was arrested without incident for the burglary.

At headquarters, the suspect complained that he could not walk and had a medical condition that was making him sick.

He was subsequently taken to the Wilmington Hospital for treatment.

At the hospital, Caulk started to become violent and began spitting on the officers and hospital staff. At one point, police say he assaulted the hospital constable and in an attempt to subdue the assailant, he kicked a Wilmington officer in the face causing a chipped tooth and facial contusions.

Caulk was eventually controlled and returned to headquarters where he was booked on burglary, assault, and related charges.

The police officer, a 3 year veteran, was treated for his injuries and released.

Caulk is awaiting arraignment.

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