The reward money was announced Friday by the Safe City Commission Crime Stoppers of Tarrant County. Officials for the group said the money was donated by the pharmaceutical company Purdue Pharma, which operates RxPATROL, a coalition of industry leaders, pharmacists and police to combat pharmacy thefts.
According to earlier reports, the attack occurred 9:15 a.m. Saturday Oct. 20 when the bandit entered Arlington Pharmacy in the 800 block of the Road to Six Flags, and demanded prescription drugs.
Officials for Crime Stoppers said the robber, who wore a shiny black Halloween mask, was very "bold." He used the tire iron to beat the pharmacist who grabbed a pistol and shot at the man, police said.
Officials said Friday that the attacker might have been wounded. He is described as a black man, about 6 feet tall and weighing between 200-215 pounds.
Anyone with information about this robbery can call the Crime Stoppers hotline at (817) 469-TIPS (8477), or Det., Seth Archer at (817) 459-5336.
They can also submit information on the organization's website, which also has information about how to submit a tip by text.
"It’s important for people to know that all information that we get is kept completely confidential," said Rachel Gilbert, Crime Stoppers coordinator. "Callers never have to give their names or appear in court. The Crime Stoppers tip line does not use any tape recording or caller ID devices."
-- Bill Miller