Pharmacy robber arrested before escaping Knoxville drugstore

Pharmacy robber arrested before escaping Knoxville drugstore

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KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Knoxville police say they stopped a pharmacy robbery in progress thanks to the quick action of an employee.

Officers say a man walked into Walgreens, 2400 Broadway, Sunday afternoon, then pulled out a gun and demanded narcotics.

One of the employees called 911 and without the suspect's knowledge alerted police to the robbery.

Officers arrived at the store and arrested the suspect before he could leave.

No one was hurt. The name of the suspect has not been released.

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