Freeport Man Arrested In Conjunction With Bellmore Pharmacy Robbery
June 17, 2013
Marc Gumpert, 43, reportedly fled scene after shot at
(Long Island, NY) A Freeport resident was taken into custody after fleeing a Bellmore pharmacy he had just robbed after he was shot at by the victim, according to the Nassau County Police Department.
Marc Gumpert, 43, walked into Precision Pharmacy located at 2711 Merrick Road at approximately at 3:30 p.m. on Friday. Brandishing a knife, he demanded Ritalin and Dilaudid from the pharmacist, who proceeded to hand the drugs over to the robber, cops said.
Gumpert then exited the store with the drugs and headed to his vehicle that was parked outside, but was followed by the pharmacist, age 34. Gumpert allegedly went after the pharmacist with his knife when he noticed that he was being followed, but found that his victim was now ready for him; the pharmacist was now armed with his licensed revolver, and fired a shot at Gumpert, causing him to flee the scene in his vehicle, according to reports.
Gumpert was not hit by the bullet, police said.
After the pharmacist reported the incident to police, Gumpert was discovered driving his vehicle down Sunrise Highway by a Nassau County Ambulance driver, who reported his whereabouts to officers. Gumpert was later placed under arrest in Freeport, cops said.
All the drugs stolen in the robbery of Precision Pharmacy were found and recovered, according to authorities.
Gumpert was arraigned at First District Court in Hempstead on Saturday on charges of first-degree robbery and criminal possession of a weapon.
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