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Pharmacy Robbed at Gunpoint for Drugs; Manhunt Ensues



    Surveillance Video Shows Gunman Robbing Pharmacy in Clarksburg

    A bold armed robbery at a quiet community in Montgomery County on Thursday has neighbors rattled. A gunman forced two workers at Clarksburg Pharmacy on the floor before stealing prescription drugs. The search for the robber put nearby schools on lockdown. The pharmacy shared surveillance video with News4 in hopes of catching the man. Shomari Stone talks to drug store workers and neigbhors who say this type of crime is rare for the area. (Published Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015)

    A masked man robbed a Montgomery County pharmacy at gunpoint Thursday morning, getting away with prescription drugs from the pharmacy and causing several nearby schools to shelter in place during an ensuing manhunt.

    The man robbed Clarksburg Pharmacy at 23213 Stringtown Road in Clarksburg at about 9:50 a.m., Montgomery County Police said.

    He pointed the gun at two employees and had them get on the ground. Then he searched shelves and drawers, taking a variety of medicine, including pain killers.

    "It's a very nice area so it's very weird to have somebody just come in and think that they can do something like that," one of the employees said.

    SURVEILLANCE VIDEO: Pharmacy in Clarksburg Robbed

    [DC] SURVEILLANCE VIDEO: Pharmacy in Clarksburg Robbed
    RAW VIDEO: Surveillance video shows the armed robbery of a pharmacy in Clarksburg.
    (Published Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015)

    Police searched the area with a helicopter and K-9s.
    Multiple schools in the area -- Wilson Wims Elementary School, Little Bennett Elementary School, Clarksburg Elementary School, Rocky Hill Middle School and Clarksburg High School -- sheltered in place from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
    The schools have resumed normal operations.