Pharmacies consider extra precautions in light of recent robberies

In light of the recent fatal pharmacy robberies, a number of pharmacies are looking for ways to prevent the next tragedy.On Saturday, an off-duty ATF

PLAINVIEW - In light of the recent fatal pharmacy robberies, a number of pharmacies are looking for ways to prevent the next tragedy.

On Saturday, an off-duty ATF agent was killed during a robbery at a Seaford pharmacy. Back in June, a man entered a pharmacy in Medford in an attempt to get pills and left four people dead.

At Diamond Drugs in Plainview, pharmacist Harvey Staub is trying to find ways to protect himself and his customers.

"We have armed security guards, we have a German sheppard, I have security cameras inside and outside, we have panic buttons," says Staub. "Now I'm thinking about calling a company for enclosed glass like the banks do."

County Executive Ed Mangano (R-Nassau) also announced the creation of a task force to help educate pharmacies on ways to better protect themselves and their customers.

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