Man Wearing Dress, Wig Wanted in Attempted Pharmacy Robbery

Police say the pharmacist pulled a gun and fired shots at the would-be robber after he demanded narcotic painkillers

By Lauren DiSanto and David Chang
|  Thursday, Sep 13, 2012  |  Updated 5:58 PM EDT
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The Camden County Prosecutor's Office has released surveillance video of the man that police say tried to rob Jolin's Pharmacy on the 400 block of Sicklerville Road in Winslow Township, N.J. on Wednesday. Police say the pharmacist pulled out a gun and fired off several shots, scaring the man away.

Camden County Prosecutor’s Office

The Camden County Prosecutor's Office has released surveillance video of the man that police say tried to rob Jolin's Pharmacy on the 400 block of Sicklerville Road in Winslow Township, N.J. on Wednesday. Police say the pharmacist pulled out a gun and fired off several shots, scaring the man away.

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Surveillance video was released Thursday in the attempted robbery of a Winslow Township, N.J. pharmacy. On the video, the attempted male robber is wearing a blue dress and long brown wig.

The attempted robbery happened around 2 p.m. Wednesday at Jolin's Pharmacy on the 400 block of Sicklerville Road. Police say the man walked into the pharmacy and demanded Oxycontin from the pharmacist, later identified as Dr. John Agyemang, while reaching into his waistband.

"He actually had a gun," said Agyemang. "I saw the back of it."

Agyemang, also a Major in the Army Reserves, tells NBC10 the man tried to force his way behind the counter.

"I do carry," said Agyemang. "So I went for my gun and chased him out."

Police say Agyemang pulled out a gun and fired as many as five shots at the suspect. The would-be robber ran out of the store, jumped onto a mountain bike and rode into a wooded area, according to investigators, who do not believe the man was hit.

Detectives tell NBC10 Agyemang has proper gun permits.

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