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Alert Clerk Thwarts Pharmacy Robbery
Issue Date: February 6, 2013
Quick reaction by a clerk stopped completion of an attempted armed robbery of the Peshtigo Pharmacy, 220 French St., about 9 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, by a male or female.
Peshtigo Police were notified of the attempted robbery about 9:10 a.m. and immediately responding to the scene were Peshtigo Police Officer Richard Badgley and Marinette County Sheriff Deputy Sean VanErmen. A City of Marinette patrol car also responded.
Investigation revealed the robber entered through the rear customer door of the pharmacy and went to the work area of two clerks and a pharmacist when he displayed a kitchen knife which appeared to be about six inches long.
The robber was described as 6-feet to 6-feet one inch tall, blond curly hair, wearing sunglasses, had on a gray or charcoal colored coat with a dark hat and carrying a black backpack.
At first the robber demanded Percocet and then Fentanyl patches. When informed the patches were locked up, the robber demanded the keys and approached the pharmacist.
While confronting one clerk and pharmacist, another clerk spotted what was going on and pushed the emergency button alerting police. The robber upon spotting the clerk pushing the emergency button ran out the back door with no drugs.
Officers checked outside the pharmacy and found footprints leading to what had been a parked vehicle at the River Pub Bar. The car tracks headed north towards Badger Park.
Officers reviewed security video of the pharmacy showing confrontation with the clerk and pharmacist and how the robber was dressed.
Police ask anyone with any information about the robber or vehicle to call the Peshtigo Police Department at 715-582-4511.