CLARK – Police arrested a Rahway man who is accused of robbing a Raritan Road pharmacy with a box cutter last night.
Police responded to the Rite Aid Pharmacy at Raritan Road and Central Avenue at approximately 7:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 2. Officer Daniel Pitts arrested Michael Giuliano, 30, who is charged with first degree robbery; unlawful possession of a weapon; possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose; and third degree theft, police said.
Witnesses reported that a white man wearing a black hoodie and a facemask vaulted the pharmacy counter at the rear of the store. He brandished a box cutter and demanded drugs from a Rite Aid employee, police said The suspect broke open a locked prescription cabinet and dumped multiple prescriptions into a garbage pail before fleeing the store on foot.
Another witness said that the suspect left an adjacent parking lot in a dark-colored SUV. Pitts used that information to make the motor vehicle stop, police said. Assisting Pitts were officers Renda, Harrison and Teston as well as sergeants Concina and LoPrete.
Giuliano is being held at the Union County Jail; bail for the Clark charges was set at $57,000, police said.
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