ST. GEORGE – In the fourth pharmacy robbery in recent weeks, Smith’s pharmacy was hit this evening shortly after 6 p.m.
In an ironic series of events, Shannon Amargo, who was eating lunch nearby when the Wells Fargo Bank robbery in Bloomington occurred earlier today, was at Smith’s when this robbery happened.
“It’s following me,” said Amargo. “We were at the pick-up for the pharmacy and the lady tech started telling me to leave, leave now!”
Amargo and her husband, Ivan, had already paid and were waiting for their prescription when the tech told her they had to leave because the pharmacy was being robbed. Ivan Amargo was standing next to the robber, who was wearing a medical mask, a baseball-type shirt white with blue sleeves, when the man took the items from the clerk and ran off.
Shortly after, St. George News reporter Dallas Hyland was on a shopping trip to Smith’s and encountered police officers in search of the robber.
“I went to pick up a movie box – I saw cops and a cop asked me if I’d seen a mid-sized male running in cowboy boots,” said Hyland. He hadn’t, but asked the police officer what happened. He said the officer told him, “he just robbed Smith’s.”
Lt. Giles said the suspect was wearing a Gilligan-style hat, sunglasses, a medical mask and displayed a firearm during the robbery. The suspect is still at large.
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