Waynesboro community shocked after employee shoots attempted robber

WAYNESBORO, Pa. (WHTM) – Waynesboro police Chief Jim Sourbier says a masked man with a gun walked into the Antietam Pharmacy late Monday afternoon and threatened the owner and an employee.

Moments later, the chief says one of the employees drew a licensed handgun and fired four rounds. The suspect was hit and restrained until officers arrived.

Employees next door at Toledo’s Pizza were shocked when they found out what happened. Brooke Nelson says they saw a lot of police cars drive by, and they looked outside to see what was going on.

“It is pretty scary,” Nelson said. “We are a bunch of teenagers working here. He could have easily taken us down. We don’t have guns or anything.”

Alyssa Medina was returning from making deliveries. She says what happened next door is a clear indication that bad things happen anywhere, and they need to come up with a plan in case the unexpected happens to them.

“I think we should put in a plan,” she said. “We have to be prepared because having some kind of reaction plan could save lives.”

Sourbier said the suspect was taken to a hospital in York. He didn’t have an update on his condition.

He said the two employees were not injured, and the investigation will continue.

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