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Police seek armed robber who beat pharmacist in Temple Terrace

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The robbery/assault occurred just after 8 p.m. at this location. The robbery/assault occurred just after 8 p.m. at this location.
TEMPLE TERRACE, FL (WFLA) - Detectives with the Temple Terrace Police Department are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying and locating an armed robbery suspect who severely beat a pharmacist Saturday night.

The incident occurred just before 8 p.m. at the Omega Drugs Pharmacy located at 11410 North 56th St.

According to a Temple Terrace Police Department report the unknown suspect gained access by forcing his way into the rear of the business. He surprised the pharmacist from behind and struck him several times.

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The suspect demanded drugs and fled on foot after taking them. The pharmacist called 9-1-1 to report the crime.

When emergency medical personnel arrived with officers from the Temple Terrace Police Department the injured employee was bleeding from multiple injuries to his upper body. Investigators do not yet known what type of weapon was used by the perpetrator.

The suspect escaped with a small quantity of unspecified drugs. He is described as a white male in his late 20s with dark hair.

The pharmacist, whose name is not being released, was transported to Tampa General Hospital where he is currently listed in critical condition. If you have any information about this case please contact the Temple Terrace Police Department at 813-989-7110.

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