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Man uses knife to rob Elfers Pharmacy of drugs, gets away on bike


Man uses knife to rob pharmacy of drugs

A man stole drugs from Elfers Pharmacy at knife-point Wednesday afternoon and then fled on his bicycle, according to Kevin Doll, spokesman for the Pasco Sheriff's Office.

No one was injured during the holdup, which happened at 1:30 p.m. at the pharmacy at 6113 State Road 54. Doll would not say what drugs — or what quantity — were stolen.

The man is described as white, about 27 years old, 6 feet, 160 pounds, with blond hair and blue eyes. He wore a blue shirt, denim jeans and sunglasses.

If anyone has information about this incident, call toll-free 1-800-706-2488 or go to the contacts link on Tips can be left anonymously.


FHP says teen to blame in head-on collision

Three people were injured in a head-on collision Wednesday afternoon after a teenage driver passed a slower moving car on Moon Lake Road, the Florida Highway Patrol reported.

Robert P. Russell, 16, was driving south on Moon Lake Road, approaching Hialeah Avenue about 3:30 p.m., when he used the shoulder to pass another car. When he pulled his 1982 Ford back onto the road, FHP said, Russell lost control of his car and veered into oncoming traffic.

First he hit a 2005 Nissan driven by Karen L. Knox, 41, of Hudson. Then he collided with the car behind her, a 2008 Ford pickup driven by Douglas J. Decker, 54, of Spring Hill.

Russell, who was critically injured, and his 15-year-old passenger Zachary S. Kersey, who received serious injuries, were both airlifted to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg. Both are from New Port Richey.

Decker was taken to Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point with serious injuries. Knox was not injured, FHP said.

The patrol is still investigating the crash and asks any witnesses to call toll-free 1-800-235-6019.

Man uses knife to rob Elfers Pharmacy of drugs, gets away on bike 06/03/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, June 3, 2009 10:00pm]
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