Photos of Hamilton pharmacy robbery suspects released

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.
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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.

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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.

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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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