Pennsylvania

Bucks County Pharmacy Worker Kills Would-Be Robber in Halloween Mask

Police find alleged getaway driver in stolen minivan

A pharmacy tech shot and killed a shotgun-toting robber wearing a Halloween mask inside a Bucks County pharmacy Friday morning.

The masked suspect entered the Pennsbury Pharmacy on New Falls Road in Levittown, Pennsylvania around 10 a.m. armed with a shotgun as his getaway driver waited in a van outside, said Falls Township Police.

"Something like a Freddy Krueger mask, like a scary-person mask," said Falls Township Lt. Henry Ward.

The clerk saw the would-be thief -- later identified by the Bucks County District Attorney's Office as Willie Bozarth, 33, of Sewell, New Jersey -- coming on surveillance video and grabbed his handgun, said police.

The clerk warned Bozarth numerous times to stop or he would shoot, when Bozarth jumped the counter, the clerk opened fire, said police.

Officers arrived within a couple of minutes before the alleged getaway driver even realized his accomplice had been gunned down, said investigators. Police said the driver's minivan was reported stolen out of New Jersey.

No word yet on if any charges could be filed. Police said that store clerks have a right to be armed if they have the proper paperwork for the firearm.

Besides the shotgun, the would-be robbers had zip ties and may have planned on tying up the clerk, said police.

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