A Ridgefield man has been accused of robbing drugs from a Danbury pharmacy after threatening the pharmacist with a gun.

According to a press release from the Danbury Police Department, 22-year-old Thomas James Redmond of Ridgefield was arrested while walking on Saw Mill Rd. this past Sunday (July 29).

A short time prior, officers responded to the Rite Aid Pharmacy located in the shopping plaza at 113 Mill Plain Rd. When they arrived, employees told the officers that a man matching Redmond's description entered the store and claimed to have a gun. He then allegedly forced the pharmacist on duty to open a safe, from which he took two bottles of amphetamines, police say.

As a result of the scene that had been described to them, the responding officers began to head toward the nearby New York border where they were able to stop Redmond. Police say he was found to be in possession of the drugs that were stolen from the Rite Aid pharmacy, but no gun was ever displayed or retrieved.

Thomas James Redmond was arrested and charged with robbery, larceny, possession of a controlled substance, breach of peace, and threatening. He was held on a $25,000 bond.

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