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Pearl River CVS Robbed by Armed Man

Orangetown Police: Gunman fired a shot into store's ceiling.

An armed man robbed the CVS in Pearl River, firing at least one shot into the ceiling before leaving early Monday morning, according to Orangetown Police.

The suspect, described as a black male, approximately 5-foot-10 and 190 pounds and dressed all in black, entered the CVS with a hand gun, announced it was a robbery and asked staff to take him to a safe.

He was told the staff could not open the safe. The staff gave the man an undetermined amount of cash from the registers and cigarettes before he fled out the front door at approximately 4:38 a.m.

Orangetown Police are investigating the incident. They were assisted on scene by the Rockland County Sheriff's Department Bureau of Criminal Identification. Orangetown Police asking anyone with information related to this incident to call the Orangetown Detective Bureau at 845-359-2121.

Frank Abignale Jr. March 06, 2013 at 05:11 PM
Please enlighten everybody what sort of crime is going on in Pearl River. Besides underage drinking and drug use, which is in EVERY town. When is the last time you have heard of an armed robbery in this town? The last i've heard similar to this is a robbery at 711, where there were no weapons involved. I lived in NYC for 10 years and then moved to Pearl River. This town is EXTREMELY safe compared to other places. Stop being ignorant and realize that these things happen...
JMom March 06, 2013 at 07:30 PM
If a guy wants to rob a place, he'll do it at 2am or 10pm or 3pm. Changing the store hours doesn't solve the problem. If anything, it possibly puts more people in danger since the store would likely be more crowded at another time of day.
KR March 07, 2013 at 04:57 PM
I realize people are upset but there is way too much "the sky is falling" talk about Pearl River in this thread. Stop dramatizing all this. It's sad it happened but it was most likely an outsider, as has happened in the past with muggings and kicks in. Too say that you have lived in this town for 8 years without hearing of a major crime is absurd or maybe you just recently started following the news. Pearl River is still a great town and one of the better ones in rockland county. Stop acting like we are plagued by criminals, teens gone wrong and other dramatized events. Seems like this topic is full of "in my day" seniors
Hawaii March 10, 2013 at 04:51 AM
If you really want to keep the quality of life good in PR then close the stores like this one at 11pm
Hawaii March 10, 2013 at 04:52 AM
Don't need people coming from miles away to shop at that hour and God knows what else thery're doing...

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