In the fourth similar incident for the area in recent months, the Hollister Police Department is investigating a robbery at the Lucky supermarket pharmacy, police alleged.
According to the HPD:
On Feb. 3 at 9:50 a.m., the Hollister Police Department received a call regarding a robbery that just occurred at the Lucky’s Supermarket pharmacy, 291 McCray Street. An unknown male walked up to the pharmacy counter, brandished a firearm and demanded pharmacuticals. No one was injured and the suspect fled with an undisclosed amount of pills.
This is the fourth in a series of very similar robberies. The first robbery occurred Aug. 29, 2016 at the Rite-Aid Pharmacy, 1701 Airline Hwy. Then on November 17th the ANSR Pharmacy, 581 McCray Street, and on December 27th the ANSR Pharmacy again. In all the cases, the suspect demanded and left with large amounts of pain medication.
The suspect or suspects in this case have walked into area pharmacies in broad daylight, brandished a shotgun or rifle, and fled with stolen medication. In each of the incidents, the suspect shielded his face from view with a motorcycle helmet, bandana or hooded sweatshirt. The suspect has yet to be identified or apprehended.
The Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect in these robberies. Anyone with information regarding these investigations is requested to contact Detective Bo Leland at The Hollister Police Department at 831-638-4115. Persons wishing to remain anonymous may call WeTip at (800) 78-CRIME. Information provided to WeTip may qualify for a reward.