Pharmacy Standoff in Frankford

Gunmen inside the pharmacy held police at bay.

Police are checking to see if the two men arrested for Thursday's standoff and robbery at a pharmacy in Frankford are connected to other area robberies.

The two gunmen walked into the Oxford Circle Pharmacy at 1501 East Cheltenham Avenue Thursday.

They wanted drugs and money.

Customers who were able to get out of the store early on, flagged down police.

The suspects tried to run out the back of the pharmacy, where police were waiting.

One suspect raised a gun. An officer fired, according to Philadelphia police. Not one was hit.

The two men ran back into the pharmacy and one of the employees was "grazed" by a bullet, according to police.

The two men eventually surrendered.

SWAT team members went into the store because they thought there was one more suspect inside. There wasn't.

28-year old Raheem Brooks and 21-year old Keith Jacobs, are being investigated to see if they're connected to any additional robberies.

They've been slapped with a slew of charges:

  • Criminal Conspiracy
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Robbery
  • Criminal Trespass
  • VUFA - No License
  • PIC (Possessing an Instrument of Crime)
  • Terroristic Threats
  • Unlawful Restraint
  • Theft - Unlawful Taking
  • VUFA - On Streets
  • Simple Assault
  • REAP (Recklessly Endangering Another Person)
  • False Imprisonment
  • Theft - RSP (Receiving Stolen Property)
  • Harassment

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