|Published:||Nov 30, 2010 1:29 AM EST|
|Updated:||Nov 29, 2010 9:36 PM EST|
FORT MYERS, FL-A terrifying encounter with a robber.
A Fort Myers pharmacy owner says he looked up from behind the counter to see a masked gunman in front of him, demanding drugs.
Jignesh Patel says, "I saw him entering the store and I knew something was not right because he was wearing a mask."
Withing minutes Jignesh Patel, the owner of Riverdale Pharmacy, says his worst fear was confirmed.
"I was so terrified."
That's because the robber, wearing a mask and camouflaged clothing, put a shotgun up on the counter.
Patel says, "Big gun. It was about this big, maybe two, three feet long."
He then demanded drugs from Patel.
"He said give me Oxycontin.You have 15 seconds."
Patel did as he was told, and says he was surprised the robber knew exactly what drawer the drug was kept in.
"He put some in his shirt pocket some in his pants pocket."
About one minute later, he left the store holding the shot gun- passing right by a young girl.
"I was hoping he would not shoot anything at me, or anybody else."
Surveillance shows the man then getting on a bike and pedaling off.
It also shows what appears to be twist ties around the robber's neck, something Patel thinks could have been used to tie him up.
"When the sheriff's office told me that, I was very scared."
Now he hopes the robber is caught before someone gets hurt.
"If he did once, there are chances he did it again."
Deputies say the suspect is a man, about 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-8 and weighing around 170 pounds.
Deputies are asking anyone with information to give them a call.