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Waterford Pharmacist Speaks Out About Armed Robbery

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Two Waterford men are charged with robbing a pharmacy at gunpoint, and demanding pain medications.

Thanks to alert community members and a quick response by police, the suspects were caught in a matter of minutes.

The suspects are 23-year old David Edinger and Dustin Patterson both of High street in Waterford.

State police say Edinger is the one who walked into The Waterford Pharmacy, also on High street, Monday night around dinner time.

With a mask on and armed with a gun, witnesses say the robber walked to the back of the store, and demanded a pharmacist give him Oxycodone, a powerful prescription painkiller.
He got the drugs, then ran out the back door.

The Waterford Pharmacy manager, Mike Allgeier, says a customer who had just left, called to warn him of the suspicious man with a mask, walking in, that gave him time to sound the silent alarm.

Another customer was able to slip out during the holdup, and call 911.

Then police responded in a matter of minutes, eventually making the arrests.
"When you see a gun in front of you that's a horrible, and that sticks in your mind pretty seriously," said Allgeier. "Thankful to the community and the police response, it's a difficult situation that we all live with now, people do strange things," Allgeier added.

This is the second time The Waterford Pharmacy fell victim to crime recently. Back in April, someone smashed the front window, but a loud alarm scared that burglar off.
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