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Man arrested in attempted Palm Harbor pharmacy robbery

PALM HARBOR — Deputies have arrested a man they believe is responsible for the attempted robbery of a Palm Harbor pharmacy that was derailed when employees struggled with the man.

Wayne Douglas Corbell, 45, who is homeless, was charged with attempted armed robbery and felon in possession of a firearm.

According to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, Corbell went into Trust Pharmacy at 36515 U.S. Highway 19 N around 5:15 p.m. Monday wearing a mask and gloves.

He went to the counter and flashed a semi-automatic handgun at the pharmacist while demanding OxyContin, deputies said.

The pharmacist and the pharmacist's assistant, who were not identified, overpowered Corbell, stripping away his mask and forcing him to drop his gun.

Corbell then broke free from the employees and ran away, leaving the gun behind.

Around 2 a.m. Friday, sheriff's office detectives found Corbell in a camper parked in a vacant field in the 1500 Block of Mac Chesney Drive in Tarpon Springs. Corbell had a semi-automatic assault rifle when he was arrested, the Sheriff's Office said.

On Friday afternoon, Corbell was being held in the Pinellas County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail.

Man arrested in attempted Palm Harbor pharmacy robbery 02/11/11 [Last modified: Friday, February 11, 2011 3:52pm]
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