Wender and Roberts Pharmacy employees were robbed at gunpoint Nov. 17 police say.

According to police, a black male entered the pharmacy and drew a handgun on the two employees. The two employees were forced to the office, placed face down on the ground, and hands were secured behind them with zip ties.

Police say the male then alerted another suspect via a handheld radio and told him to come in. At this point another subject, wearing all black clothing with red gloves, entered the business and proceeded to make one of the employees towards the back of the business. The employee told police the suspect asked where the safe was, then made him lay face down on the floor in a back room.

Police say the suspects took around $600 in cash and around 100 bottles of narcotic medicine from the safe and fled through the back door.

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Georgia providers wrote around 70 opioid prescriptions for every 100 people. The rate of prescription related overdose deaths has also increased to 5.4 deaths per 100,000 persons, as of 2017. Police say that prescription drug abuse is also a problem in north Fulton.

The case is still active and no suspects have been identified as of press time.

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