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Suspect Arrested in Pharmacy Robbery

A New Rochelle, N.Y., man faces multiple charges after threatening two pharmacists at Greenview Pharmacy in Byram earlier this month. The Greenwich Police Department obtained an extraditable arrest warrant for the man Tuesday.

John Pastore, 30, is accused of walking into the pharmacy on North Water Street on the afternoon of Sept. 4 and threatening two pharmacists with a large kitchen knife and asking for prescription narcotics. He was given the narcotics and attempted to leave the pharmacy when a Good Samaritan confronted him and a struggle ensued, police said. Pastore fled the store without any drugs.

Detectives developed information linking Pastore to the crime, and witnesses identified him as the suspect. He was arrested at his home at 109 Cooper Drive in New Rochelle and was being detained at the New Rochelle Police Department while he awaited extradition to Connecticut.

The Greenwich police warrant charges Pastore with first-degree robbery and third-degree larceny, both felonies, as well as second-degree threatening and second-degree breach of peace. Pastore was charged as a fugitive from justice in New York state.

Lt. Kraig Gray, spokesman for the Greenwich department, said there is another possible suspect in the robbery. "The investigation is continuing with the possibility of more arrests," said Gray.

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