Police arrested one male after a pharmacy was robbed and one person confined for two hours.
On Friday May 11, 2018, at approximately 10:15 a.m., a male entered a pharmacy on Dundas Street West in Whitby and produced a knife. He demanded an employee open the narcotics safe and lock the doors to the pharmacy. The employee was confined in the building for about two hours while the male ingested a quantity of drugs in an effort to harm himself.
The male then left the pharmacy and police were contacted. The male was located a short time later at a residence and arrested without incident. He was taken to hospital where was treated and released. The employee was not physically harmed.
A 43-year-old male is charged with Robbery; Forcible Confinement and Weapons Dangerous. He was held for a bail hearing.
Anyone with new information is asked to contact the Major Crime Robbery Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5355.
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