Hamilton police have charged two people after a botched robbery at Total Health Pharmacy on Main Street West on Aug. 20.
Const. Debbie McGreal-Dinning said a man entered the pharmacy at about 11:45 a.m. and approached a female clerk.
He brandished a knife and demanded she hand over narcotics. The 39-year-old employee told him where the drugs were kept.
The man then hopped over the counter and grabbed an undisclosed quantity of Hydromorph Contin, a highly controlled pain killer. The suspect ran from the pharmacy towards the Rail Trail. He was chased by a witness, who got him to hand over the knife and drugs.
The suspect then ran from the witness toward an awaiting pick-up truck.
Officers responding to the robbery spotted the suspect getting into the truck and blocked it.
Both the suspect and female driver were arrested without incident.
The pharmacy clerk was not injured.
A 30-year-old Hamilton man is charged with robbery and disguise with intent.
Released on a promise to appear in court, a 31-year-old Dundas woman is charged with robbery.