Surveillance Video Captures Pharmacy Robbery; Police Seek Public’s Help in Identifying Armed Gunman, Accomplices

Detectives are searching for two suspects caught on surveillance camera robbing a local pharmacy at gunpoint, plus the woman who acted as their lookout, police reported Wednesday.

Surveillance video released by LAPD shows two suspects wanted in the armed robbery of a pharmacy on Aug. 24, 2016. (Credit: LAPD)

Surveillance video released by LAPD shows two suspects wanted in the armed robbery of a pharmacy on Aug. 24, 2016. (Credit: LAPD)

The robbery happened around 12:55 p.m. on Aug. 24 at a pharmacy located in the 1200 block of north Vermont Avenue.  One suspect jumped over the counter, pointed a handgun at an employee and made her lay on the floor, while the second suspect helped steal medication and cash before fleeing in a maroon colored sedan, the LAPD’s Northeast Robbery Unit reported in a news release.

One suspect was described as a black male, between 20-30 years old, standing six feet tall, weighing about 180 pounds and was wearing a Gardena Elementary hooded sweater and a white bandana.

The second suspect was described as a black male, between 20-30 years old, standing six feet tall, weighing about 180 pounds and was wearing a gray/black hooded sweater and a black ski mask.

The lookout was described as a black woman,  standing at 5 feet 5 inches tall, heavy set, wearing a pink top and pink pants.

Anyone with information about the crime was asked to call LAPD’s Northeast Area Robbery Det. Korn at 323-561-3471. Anonymous tips can be placed by calling 1-800-222-TIPS, or by visiting lacrimestoppers.org.