TEMPLE TERRACE — A pharmacist is in critical condition after he was beaten during a robbery Saturday night, according to Temple Terrace police.
Just before 8 p.m., the robber broke into the rear of the Omega Drugs Pharmacy building at 11410 N 56th St. and "surprised the pharmacist from behind," police said.
The man struck the pharmacist several times while demanding drugs, police said. The suspect fled with a small quantity of an unspecified drug, police said, and the pharmacist called police.
The pharmacist, who was not identified by police, had injuries to his upper body. Police said they saw no evidence that a weapon was used against him.
The pharmacist was being treated at Tampa General Hospital.
Anyone with information about the robbery can call police at (813) 989-7110.