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Two men entered the Walgreens on High Street in Hamilton at about 10:20 p.m. Saturday, demanded drugs from two female pharmacists, then restrained the women, according to Hamilton police. CONTRIBUTED/HAMILTON POLICE DEPT.

A Hamilton pharmacy was robbed at gunpoint Saturday night, about one year after a robbery at the same location ended with the suspect being shot and killed by a police officer.

Two men entered the Walgreens on High Street at about 10:20 p.m., demanded drugs from two female pharmacists, then restrained the women, according Sgt. Brian Robinson.

Detectives are not releasing details of how the women were restrained, Robinson said.

A police report obtained by this news outlet says the victims had “apparent minor injury redness on wrists/ankles.”

The suspects, described as black males in their 20s, are believed to be part of a ring of thieves targeting pharmacies in the area, according to Robinson.

Robinson would not say what type of drugs the suspects demanded.

On Aug. 22, 2016, the same store was robbed by a knife wielding man who held a the weapon to a pharmacist’s throat for several minutes before a Hamilton police officer shot him when a would not drop the knife and advanced toward the officer.

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