BELLMORE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A druggist who bought a gun after getting spooked by a string of bloody pharmacy robberies on Long Island fired a shot at a fleeing bandit during yet another medication heist.
Nassau County police say the robbery happened at 3:30 p.m. Friday in Bellmore.READ MORE: Bob Dole, Former Senate GOP Leader And Presidential Nominee, Dies At 98
Police say 43-year-old Marc Gumpert, entered a pharmacy and demanded Ritalin and the painkiller Dilaudid.
The pharmacist complied, but followed the robber outside.
Police say the bandit pulled a knife. The pharmacist fired once, hitting the ground and the suspect’s car.