Pharmacy Robbery Attempt

Armed Robber chooses the wrong pharmacy.

This is an interesting video. The Bad Guy enters the store with a covered face and even though it is winter and the weather is nasty, it is customary for people to uncover their head/face entering a locale. This guy did not: First flag.

The pharmacy technician (white robe with patch on arm) feels something is wrong, you can tell by his body language.  He is in a narrow place so he leans his upper body back trying to place distance from what he may not even yet consciously (but surely subconsciously) perceived as danger. The Pharmacist does appear to have noticed the Bad Guy and it seems to be some sort of quick exchange with the Pharmacist pointing his hand at the Bad Guy who finally commits to action by drawing his gun. The Pharmacist reacts by drawing his own gun out of the view of the Bad Guy and engages him.

My only “criticism” is that the Pharmacist shot single shots instead of controlled pairs or more. I have the feeling that the Bad Guy’s gun did not work for whatever reason, but in such a short distance and with innocents around, I would like to have seen more shots directed to the BG in the hope that the shock would stop him from even thinking about responding like we see in the video.

But it worked, the Bad Guy is under hospital care in handcuffs and everybody in the pharmacy is OK. So damned good job.

6 Replies to “Pharmacy Robbery Attempt”

  1. PINCH, W.Va. – Kanawha County deputies said a robbery suspect shot by a Pinch pharmacist has died from his injuries.
    The robbery occurred about 9:45 a.m. Wednesday at the Good Pharmacy on North Pinch Road, according to a news release from the sheriff’s department.

    update — the robber died of his injuries.

    I have the feeling that the Bad Guy’s gun did not work for whatever reason,

    The news media is reporting the pharmacist’s second shot actually hit the robber’s pistol and damaged it.

    I would like to have seen more shots directed to the BG in the hope that the shock would stop him from even thinking about responding like we see in the video.

    It isn’t readily apparent from the video but the robber fled further into the store and not out the door he just came in. I think the video is a great example of why multiple shots are needed. No report if the criminal died from injuries from the original shot or the 3rd follow up shot. Either way the video clearly shows just because someone is shot it does not mean they are down for the count immediately.

    Bob S.




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