A bandit stole drugs from a grocery store pharmacy Wednesday morning, then fired a shot at a customer who was chasing him.
Witness Nick J. Pagoulatos was waiting about 11 a.m. in the Smith's Food King pharmacy, 851 E. 45th South, with his fiancee and two small children. Suddenly, a man wearing a nylon stocking over his head leaped over the counter, pointed a handgun at the pharmacist and demanded drugs."He told the pharmacist not to move or he would kill him. And he said he was serious," said Pagoulatos. The bandit "knew what he wanted. He went right for a certain area, a certain shelf and grabbed the drugs."
The robber then hurdled the counter and ran out of the store, pursued by a young, unidentified customer.
The bandit turned around and fired one shot at the customer but apparently missed.
"It scared my kids pretty bad," said Pagoulatos.
The bandit is described as Caucasian, about 6 feet 2 inches tall, with a thin build. He wore a brown tweed sport coat and had light brown hair.