By Ginger Geoffery
Police arrested 44-year-old Roger Domros of Grand Island Saturday morning
and are charging him in connection with an armed robbery at the Island
Prescription Center. "We very seldom see someone walk into a pharmacy
and literally order up the drugs he wanted," says Dennis Rankin, Chief
of Police Services for the Erie County Sheriff's Office. But, that's exactly
what Sheriff's officials say Domros did Tuesday morning at the Grand Island
"It was very scary," says Michael Manuszewski, owner and
pharmacist at the Island Prescription Center, "Someone comes in and
says they don't care if you live or die and the keeps his hand in his
pocket. It's a little nerve-wracking."
Manuszewski says the suspect locked him in the bathroom before taking off
with the drugs. "I wasn't really fearful for my life because I was just
hoping he wouldn't do anything crazy," says Manuszewski, "Now
finding out a little more information about what happened it seems like I
probably should have been a little more nervous."
Sheriff's officials say the drugs have a street value in excess of $100,000.
They got a break in the case Friday when Buffalo police officers making a
routine traffic stop noticed Island Prescription Center bags on the seat in
the car they'd stopped. The officers investigated and that led to the arrest
of 39-year-old Anthony Bogarozzi of Kenmore. "Bogarozzi is charged with
possession of those drugs," says Rankin, "Mr. Domros is charged
with robbery and possession of a weapon."
Manuszewski is relieved, and offers some advice for others after his ordeal.
"Listen to what they ask you to do and do it to the best of your
ability," says Manuszewski, "Don't try to hold back or do anything
that might get you hurt."
Police say they've recovered most of the stolen drugs.