Crime Stoppers offering cash reward in pharmacy robbery

By: Tamara Evans Email
By: Tamara Evans Email

It's something pharmacist John Spencer won't forget.

"Two armed men came into the front door. They already had their guns drawn and started running back to the counter and stuck the guns over the counter and demanded we get on the floor," says John Spencer.

The four employees at the Irvine Health Mart Pharmacy did just that as the two men then demanded narcotics.

"I had never had someone just come in during broad daylight and put a gun in my face," says John Spencer.

Police identified the men as 50-year-old Freddie Hunter of Hi Hat, and his 21-year-old nephew Jeffery Hunter of Richmond, last seen in a silver/grey Sentra with the Kentucky license plate number 067-HRT.

While John Spencer is glad he and his employees weren't hurt by the armed men, he's hoping someone knows where they may be, and would like to see tougher legislation for those committing these pharmacy crimes.

"Because we don't want to have the perception that we're so vulnerable because obviously we have what these people want. We want to send a strong message to anyone who thinks they're going to do this. You will be caught and you will be prosecuted. We're not just gonna sit here and be sitting ducks. We're gonna fight back," says John Spencer.

If you have any information in this case, you can give Crime Stoppers a call at 859-253-2020. That call is anonymous and you can receive up to $1,000 dollars for that information if it leads to an arrest.

John Spencer is hoping this reward will encourage someone to come forward.

"Someone will possibly see this and see there's a reward and that might give more incentive for them to come forward," says John Spencer.


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