Carmichaels pharmacy robbed

June 18, 2014
Nicholas Brandon Gump of Carmichaels is led into his preliminary hearing by State Trooper Robert Cree. Gump is charged with an alleged robbery at Gabler’s Pharmacy in Carmichaels Borough Wednesday. - Tara Kinsell / Observer-Reporter Order a Print

CARMICHAELS – An arrest was made in a robbery Wednesday afternoon of the Gabler’s Pharmacy in Carmichaels Borough.

State police have filed charges against Nicholas Brandon Gump, 36, of 97 Cumberland Village, Carmichaels. Police said Gump was identified as the robber from a clerk who recognized him from filling a prescription at the store a day prior.

According to a criminal complaint, Gump allegedly went behind the counter while keeping one hand in his pocket and demanded specific medication. He was provided the medication asked for and fled the store, police said.

Gump was located by state troopers during a canvas of the area and allegedly admitted taking the medication from behind the counter. He was then taken to the store and identified by employees there.

Gump was arraigned by Greene County Magisterial District Judge Glenn Bates Wednesday and bail was set at $30,000 straight cash. His preliminary hearing will be held at 9 a.m. June 30.

Gump is charged with robbery, simple assault and theft by unlawful taking or disposition.

Tara Kinsell started her career in journalism with the National Geographic Insider Magazine and the Gaithersburg Gazette Newspaper in Montgomery County, Md. Tara has written and photographed sports, features and news stories for the Herald Standard, Greene County Messenger and Albert Gallatin Weekly. She holds degrees in journalism and graphic design from Waynesburg College, now Waynesburg University, and the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, respectively.

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