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Armed man tried to steal painkillers outside drugstore, Hernando deputies say

SPRING HILL — A man who deputies say pulled a knife and tried to steal painkillers from a man leaving a pharmacy has been arrested.

The Hernando County Sheriff's Office gave this report: The victim was getting a prescription for oxycodone filled at the Seven Hills Pharmacy on Wednesday when a woman approached him and asked him to sell her some of the pills.

The man said no, and as he was leaving the store on Mariner Boulevard, a man outside the pharmacy approached him while pulling a butterfly knife from his pocket and shouting, "Give me your stuff."

The victim ran away and the armed man, later identified as Aurelio Gonzalez, 26, of Glenwood Street, Brooksville, was unable to catch him. Gonzalez got into a car driven by the woman who approached the victim inside the store, and they drove off.

The victim identified Gonzalez, who was arrested Thursday on a charge of armed robbery.

Armed man tried to steal painkillers outside drugstore, Hernando deputies say 03/26/10 [Last modified: Friday, March 26, 2010 8:05pm]

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