MONROE TOWNSHIP, SNYDER COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — UPDATE: Pennsylvania State Police Selinsgrove announced an arrest Monday night in the attempted armed robbery of a CVS Pharmacy inside a Target store at Monroe Market Place that occurred Monday afternoon.
According to PSP Selinsgrove, Eric Shingara was arrested Monday evening after police say he attempted to rob the pharmacy. Police say Shingara approached the pharmacy counter, placed a bag on it and demanded prescription medication.
When the pharmacist did not comply, police say Shingara pulled out a knife. After being informed that the pharmacist had no access to what Shingara was requesting, he fled the scene.
Police say Shingara acted alone.
He faces charges including criminal attempted robbery. He is held at Snyder County Prison after failing to post $30,000 bail.
State Police are investigating an attempted armed robbery from a pharmacy in Monroe Township Monday.
According to Pennsylvania State Police Selinsgrove, around noon Monday, a person wearing a red t-shirt and sunglasses entered the CVS Pharmacy inside a Target store at Monroe Market Place and attempted to rob the pharmacist. The suspect then fled in a gold Honda CRV.