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Winslow Township Pharmacist Fires Handgun At Would-Be Robber

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By Robin Rieger, Natasha Brown

WINSLOW TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBS) – Winslow Township police say a Camden County pharmacist turned the tables on a would-be robber Wednesday.

Around 2 p.m., a man allegedly armed with a gun entered Jolin’s Pharmacy at 412 Sicklerville Road in Winslow Township and demanded Oxycontin from the pharmacist.

Police say the pharmacist, identified as Dr. John Agyemang, distracted the suspect by telling him there was someone entering the store. While the suspect turned around, Agyemang ran to the back of the store and got his gun, according to police.

The suspect fled the store, with the pharmacist chasing after him. Authorities say Agyemang fired at least five shots at the suspect outside the pharmacy.

In hindsight, Agyemang wonders if his actions in the heat of the moment could have cost innocent lives.

“You don’t know who’s out there, it could be a child. You don’t know who is out there so that’s my main concern,” he said.

It’s unclear whether or not the suspect was hit during the incident, but police say he was able to get away on a mountain bike.

No arrests have been made at this time.

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