Atlanta, Georgia, USA: Police in Atlanta, Georgia are searching for three women shown on surveillance video attempting to rob a pharmacy before the owner, pharmacist Mba Kalu, snatched a gun from one of the suspects.
Atlanta-area pharmacist Mba Kalu can be seen helping one of the women, who he said had asked to fill a prescription when she pulled a gun on him – at PCI Pharmacy located on North Decatur Road. .
“I was helping her because she said she wanted a prescription and I was just waiting for her to pull the prescription out and instead of her prescription, she pulled out a gun,” Kalu of PCI Pharmacy said. “So I just had to react.”
Without flinching, Kalu is seen trying to grab the gun away from the woman while another woman sprayed him with what appears to be pepper spray.
He eventually wrestled the gun away from the woman before they all ran out of the store.
The manager was treated at the scene for the mace but he was not seriously injured.
Kalu’s daughter was in the pharmacy at the time so he felt compelled to fight back, he said.
‘That was priority on my mind. I just had to do what I had to do to protect everybody,’ he said.
“In this field, it’s something anticipated because of the ongoing opioid abuse,” he said, adding he plans to step up security at his pharmacy by putting in bullet-proof glass and purchasing a gun of his own.
The women drove off in a silver older-model car with damage to the right front fender and panel, police said.
The DeKalb County pharmacy, which has been open nearly a year, had already been robbed once before in December by three men armed men wearing masks, which was also recorded on video.
None of the suspects has been apprehended, police said.