Employees use cookies to stop CVS Pharmacy robbery

Employees use cookies to stop CVS Pharmacy robbery

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Metro police are working to identify the gunman who attempted to rob a CVS Pharmacy on Gallatin Pike Thursday in Nashville.

Police reported the man entered the store around 9:30 p.m. and demanded money from the pharmacy's clerk.  

The suspect, who was wearing pantyhose over his face, fled the scene empty handed.

The cashier was unable to open the register and when the pharmacist on duty walked to the front of the store the employees turned the tables on the attempted robber.

The employees started throwing cookies at the suspect. The cookies being thrown at him made the suspect flee the store without getting any money.

The store manager did not comment on the attempted robbery, citing corporate regulations.

Customers at the store were surprised to hear about the attempted robbery and how cookies were used to scare off the suspect.

"That is a pretty good idea I guess," JoAnn McKay said. "I am afraid if they had guns and things I would be paralyzed."

Betty Davis said she comes to the CVS once or twice a month for her prescription medications.
She has never felt unsafe in the store.

"That is terrible, it is," she said. "It had to be very frightening for the employees I am speechless," said Davis.

She was also surprised cookies were able to stop the suspect.

"A great weapon huh?" She said. "Run them out the door with sweets." Davis continued, "To me that is not a joking matter its serious."

At the time of the crime, the gunman was wearing a gray jacket and dark pants with a white stripe on each pant leg.

The suspect is around 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighs around 210 pounds.

Anyone with information on the incident is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.

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