Police are looking for a man who robbed the same Jamaica pharmacy at gunpoint on two separate occasions.
According to police, at 1:25 p.m. on Dec. 19, the bandit walked into Aly-Marc Pharmacy, located at 179-41 Hillside Ave., placed an Adidas bag on the counter and displayed a firearm to the 63 year-old pharmacist, demanding Oxycodone and Promethazine.
The suspect went behind the counter and forced the victim to fill the bags with 600 pills of Oxycodone, eight 1-pint bottles of Promethazine, and approximately $3,600 in cash. The suspect then fled the scene eastbound on Hillside Avenue and entered the “F” train subway station at the corner of 179 Street and Hillside Avenue.
One month later, authorities said, on Jan. 18, the thief returned to Aly-Marc Pharmacy at 10 a.m., approached the 57-year-old male employee and displayed a handgun, ordering him to open the door to the rear of the pharmacy.
Law enforcement sources said the suspect then stepped behind the counter and demanded money from the register as well as drugs and prescription medications. The victim complied, handing over $3,000 in cash, numerous pill bottles and liquid medication bottles.
Once the crook had the pills and cash, police said, he forced the victim into back room where he tied him up and struck him on the head with the handgun. The suspect then fled the location on foot and entered the “F” train subway station at the corner of 179th Street and Hillside Avenue.
The suspect is described as a black man with a slim build believed to be 27 or 28 years old, standing 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighing 130 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black coat with a fur-lined hood, black pants, black sneakers, a dark-colored backpack, a black wig, black sunglasses and red lipstick.
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 are strictly confidential.