Bandit steals prescription drugs in Ridgewood stickup

The suspect in Thursday's armed robbery of a Ridgewood drug store.
Photos courtesy of NYPD

A gun-toting crook walked away with thousands of dollars in prescription drugs after robbing a Ridgewood pharmacy Thursday afternoon, police said.

The NYPD released on Friday night video of the suspect who held up the ARD Pharmacy located at 60-61 Myrtle Ave. at 2 p.m. Thursday.

According to authorities, the bandit – described as a black male standing 5 foot 10 inches tall with dark, curly hair, a beard and carrying a blue duffel bag – walked up to the pharmacy counter and passed a demand note to an employee. He then displayed a silver handgun.

The worker complied with the request and placed medication valued at $7,500 into the suspect’s duffel bag. The crook then fled the scene in an unknown direction.

Officers from the 104th Precinct responded to the incident; there were no injuries.

Police said the perpetrator was last seen wearing a dark-colored sweater vest, a blue dress shirt and a blue New York Yankees baseball cap.

Anyone with information regarding the robbery or the suspect’s whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS, visit their website or send a text message to 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.


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