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Gunman Barges Into Pharmacy, Steals Drugs

July 26, 2001|From Times Staff Reports

A man carrying a semiautomatic handgun stormed into a pharmacy Wednesday afternoon, held a pharmacist at gunpoint and then fled with an undetermined amount of medicine, police said.

No one was injured during the 2 p.m. incident at the store in the 21100 block of Beach Boulevard, Huntington Beach Police Lt. Bill Peterson said. Investigators described the gunman as in his 20s, 5 feet 8 inches tall, thin with brown eyes, short hair and a goatee.

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