Knife-wielding thief tries to steal drugs from a Corona pharmacy, cops say

Photo via Google Maps, insets courtesy of the NYPD

Police are looking for a man who assaulted a Corona pharmacy employee in a failed attempt to steal drugs on Wednesday afternoon.

According to police, at 12:32 p.m. on May 3, an unknown man walked into the Corona Heights Pharmacy located at 106-07 Corona Ave. He flashed a knife to a 64-year-old employee, grabbed the employee’s shirt and demanded prescription medication.

The suspect then pushed the employee and fled the scene empty handed.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male believed to be 23 years of age, standing 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighing 170 pounds. He was last seen wearing dark clothing.

Cops released his image as well as a picture of a white sedan spotted at the scene.

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Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

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