Hamilton Police are investigating a pharmacy robbery in the downtown core.
Police say a masked suspect walked into the drug store on John Street South at Forest Avenue just before 6:30 last night.
Once inside, the man locked the door behind him and demanded narcotics; threatening to spray the clerk with what is thought to have been pepper spray, if he didn’t comply.
Police say the suspect eventually tried to spray the clerk but nothing came out, so he directed the victim to lie down in a back room while he proceeded to fill a garbage bag with narcotics.
The suspect is described as white, in his 20’s to 30’s, with a dark complexion, approximately 5’5″, with medium length black hair and wearing all black clothing.