Pharmacist Subdues Armed Robber With Metal Pipe Until Police Arrive

Friday, July 19, 2013
Thomas Holland
Thomas Holland

Chattanooga Police officers were dispatched to the CVS Pharmacy at 1150 Hixson Pike, on Thursday, at 5:20 p.m. on a call of a robbery from the business.  

Officers spoke with Tom Rawls, 54, the pharmacist, who stated that Thomas Holland, 47, showed a black gun and forced his way into the pharmacy. Holland demanded pills and told Mr. Rawls to drive him away. Mr. Rawls then picked up a metal pipe and subdued Holland until police arrived.  

Holland sustained minor injuries and was transported to the hospital.


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