Two Hurt in Morning Robbery of Local Pharmacy

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Response to robbery astatine Preston’s Pharmacy (photo courtesy anonymous)

Two radical were wounded successful an equipped robbery of Preston’s Pharmacy connected Route 29 this morning.

The robbery happened astir 9:15 a.m. astatine the vicinity pharmacy, located at 5101 Lee Highway.

“Two suspects entered the business, brandished firearms and directed employees successful the pharmacy to get connected the ground,” Arlington County constabulary spokeswoman Ashley Savage tells ARLnow. “The suspects past assaulted 2 victims and deployed capsicum spray earlier stealing medicine and an undisclosed of cash. As the suspects were fleeing the scene, they stole a wallet dropped by a witness.”

“Medics transported 1 unfortunate to an country infirmary for attraction of non-life-threatening injuries,” Savage continued. “Additional victims were treated connected country for vulnerability to capsicum spray.”

On a local Facebook group, an worker of the pharmacy concisely described what happened.

“We were robbed astatine gunpoint this morning,” the worker wrote. “They capsicum sprayed the employees and pistol whipped an employee. Thankfully everyone is not wounded severely but everybody’s shaken up.”

Savage said the suspects were some wearing acheronian covering and masks. They fled the country successful an SVU and stay astatine large.

“Suspect One is described arsenic a Black antheral wearing a achromatic hoodie, achromatic pants, achromatic hat, bluish facemask and achromatic sneakers,” she said. “Suspect Two is described arsenic a Black male, wearing a grey hoodie, achromatic sweatpants, achromatic hat, bluish facemask, achromatic sneakers and brownish sunglasses. The fishy conveyance is described arsenic a achromatic SUV. The probe is ongoing.”

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