8 Mar 2009

Robber threw petrol over pharmacist

4:20 pm on 8 March 2009

A man threw petrol over a pharmacist and threatened to set him on fire in a robbery in a Christchurch shop on Saturday afternoon.

The man was wearing a red crash helmet when he entered Alabasters Pharmacy, opposite Merivale Mall.

After the robbery, the pharmacist went to a nearby shop for help. The offender escaped on a red Ducati 749 motorcycle.

The pharmacist is suffering from shock, but is recovering at home.