ELIZABETH, NJ – Two masked, armed robbers demanding drugs and money held up four employees of Mabel Pharmacy on Elizabeth Avenue yesterday afternoon, Nov. 4.
According to Elizabeth Police Lt. Daniel Geddes,“The employees stated that two black males exited a small white SUV parked in front of 809 Elizabeth Ave., and entered the pharmacy. As they entered the store, they pulled masks up over their faces. Both produced handguns and approached the counter.”
One jumped over the counter and entered the rear area of the store where the pharmacy medication was kept and demanded Oxycotin. An employee handed over several bottles of Oxycotin and Oxycodone.
The second male ordered an employee to open the register. She complied, and the male took an undetermined amount of cash. Both suspects then fled in the waiting SUV that then fled west on Elizabeth Ave. After an extensive search by patrol units, the SUV could not be located.
Detectives from the Elizabeth Police Department Detective Bureau are currently investigating. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Raymond Smith at (908) 558-2017.