BY TRONE DOWD
Police said that a Jamaica Estates drug store has now been the site of two eerily similar robberies.
The most recent incident occurred at 10 a.m. on Monday. Police said that an unknown black man in his 30s who was wearing a blue jacket, black sneakers, green backpack and most, noteworthy, a wig, entered the Aly-Marc Pharmacy, located at 179-41 Hillside Ave. Upon entering the store, the man pulled out a firearm and demanded that the 57-year-old clerk hand over a number of specific medications as well as cash from the register.
It has been reported that the medications included oxycodone, promethazine codeine, Tylenol, Levemir, Prezcobix, Genvoya and Truvada. The bandit then tied up the clerk with zip ties in the back of the store and struck him with the weapon. He fled the store with the medicine and $3,000 in cash.
Police said that a similar incident occurred last month at Aly-Marc Pharmacy. On Dec. 19, police said that a curly-haired Asian man wearing a blue jacket, gray hat and black pants entered the store with a firearm and demanded the clerk hand over the same drugs as Monday’s perpetrator. The man fled the scene on the F train at the 179th Street stop. He made off with the drugs, $3,600 in cash and a ring.
Police are asking for anyone with information to come forward by calling the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).