Knife-wielding robber swipes cash and sleeping pills from Flushing pharmacy: cops

Photos via Facebook/NYPD 109th Precinct

Detectives are looking for the knife-wielding crook who stole prescription sleeping pills and cash from a Flushing robbery that he held up on Sunday morning.

Law enforcement sources said the caper occurred at 10:58 a.m. on Oct. 14 inside the Horizon Pharmacy located at 41-46 Main St.

According to police, the perpetrator walked into the drug store, confronted a 45-year-old female employee and displayed a knife. He then demanded Ambien pills and cash from the register.

Moments later, the crook received $40 in cash and an unknown amount of prescription medication, authorities said. According to a post on the 109th Precinct’s official Facebook page, the crook exited the pharmacy and fled the scene inside a black 2016 Nissan Sentra.

No injuries were reported by responding 109th Precinct officers.

Police sources described the bandit as a Asian man believed to be 35 years of age, standing about 5 feet, 5 inches tall and wearing all-black clothing and a black baseball cap.

Photos of the perpetrator and the getaway vehicle were posted Monday on the 109th Precinct’s Facebook page.

Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts can call the 109th Precinct Detective Squad at 718-321-2294 or Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS. All calls are kept confidential.

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