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Police are on the lookout for two armed robbers who held up a pharmacy in Richmond Hill last week.

According to authorities, the two suspects entered A&J Pharmacy and Surgical Supplies, located at 131-08 Liberty Avenue at 7:21 p.m. on Oct. 17. The NYPD released images of the suspects on Monday night, Oct. 24.

Law enforcement sources said one of the bandits brandished a handgun and took a 28-year-old male employee to the back of the store while the second suspect stole property off the store’s shelves. The perpetrators also stole an unknown amount of prescription medication.

The suspects then exited the pharmacy and fled southbound on 131st Street.

Officers from the 106th Precinct responded to the incident; there were no injuries reported.

 

The first suspect is described as a black male between 18 and 20 years old who was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweater and black pants. His counterpart was described as a black male between 18 and 20 years of age who was observed wearing a black hooded sweater and black pants.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

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