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Suspect nabbed in robbery at Bill's Hometown Pharmacy in Plum

Mary Ann Thomas
| Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, 6:09 a.m.
Nathan Comanici
Allegheny County Jail
Nathan Comanici

Police have a Pittsburgh man in custody who is suspected of robbing Bill's Hometown Pharmacy, 1095 Unity Center Road in Plum on Saturday just before 8:30 a.m. as an employee was opening the drugstore.

Nathan Comanici, 33, allegedly forced the employee at knifepoint to give him prescription narcotics. After he got the drugs, Comanici allegedly fled on foot.

Penn Hills police and its police dog found Comanici in a wooded area behind the drugstore. He was taken into custody.

Police say they found a large quantity of prescription narcotics and other items involved in the robbery.

Comanici was arraigned Sunday. He was charged with simple and aggravated assault, unlawful restraint, robbery, resisting arrest and possession.

Comanici was taken to the Allegheny County Jail in Pittsburgh after he was unable to post bail set at $20,000.

Mary Ann Thomas is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-226-4691, mthomas@tribweb.com or via Twitter @MaThomas_Trib.

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