F.S. pharmacy robbed at gunpoint — again

Franklin Avenue CVS held up for second time in eight days


The CVS Pharmacy on Franklin Avenue in Franklin Square was robbed at gunpoint on May 30, Nassau County police said, confirming that it was the second time in eight days that the pharmacy was held up.

A man entered the pharmacy at 3:15 a.m., showed a handgun to the 23-year-old male employee and demanded that he open the cash register, according to 4th Squad detectives. The employee complied and opened the register, and the robber took an undetermined amount of cash and fled on foot in an unknown direction, police said. He was described as 5 feet 8 inches tall, 190 pounds, between 20 and 30 years old, and was wearing a white T-shirt, dark sweat pants, black sneakers and white socks. The cashier was the only person in the store at the time.

On May 22, an armed man entered the same CVS Pharmacy at 2:10 a.m. and demanded cash from a 56-year-old male employee at the register. The robber, who made off with an undetermined amount of money, was also described as a black man approximately 5 feet 8, of average build. He was wearing a gray hat, a mask, a blue shirt and black jeans.

Anyone with information on either of these incidents is asked to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at (800) 244-TIPS.