Two men have been charged in connection with the attempted robbery of a pharmacy, Lexington police said Wednesday night. The attempt was foiled when an employee pulled a handgun,
John E. McGarvey and Steven E. Corman, both 47, were each charged with two counts of first-degree robbery, police Lt. Chris Van Brackel said.
McGarvey was also charged with two counts of tampering with physical evidence; Corman was charged with one count.
The incident happened about 10 a.m. Wednesday at Corner Pharmacy, 1701 Alexandria Drive.
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A man entered the pharmacy, displayed a knife and demanded pills. At that point, an employee pulled a handgun and a shot or shots were fired. VanBrackel said no one was hurt.
The man was seen getting into a red Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS that was later found by police. The same pharmacy was robbed by a man with a knife on Jan. 18.
Both men were lodged in the Fayette County Detention Center.