One man is in police custody after a pharmacy was robbed late Saturday morning.  
 
Shortly after 11 a.m., police were called to the 3000-block of Nanaimo Street for a report of a robbery with a firearm. 
 
According to VicPD, a suspect had entered a pharmacy, told the employee he had a firearm, and demanded cash.

The suspect obtained an undisclosed amount of money and fled the store.

Officers arrived in the area and quickly located the suspect on Douglas Street near Summit Avenue.
 
Police confronted the suspect who refused to comply with their direction and advanced on the officers.

According to police, the suspect refused to show his hands, and reached into his waistband.

Officers deployed an ARWEN less-lethal round on the suspect and were able to take him into custody without further incident.
 
Officers did not recover a firearm from the suspect.
 
The suspect was transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Once medically cleared, he was transported to VicPD cells where he was held in custody to await court.

The man will face recommended charges of robbery. The case remains under investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call VicPD at (250) 995-7654.

To report what you know anonymously, call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
 

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