BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- Pharmacy robberies are no surprise to many pharmacists and pharmacy students. Last year, 56 robberies put both the pharmacist and customers in harms way. Four students from Husson University found themselves caught in one of the many robberies.
Fourth year student Bruce Jarvi at Husson University never expected it would happen to him, "The experience, it was all very quick. However the time that it happened is embedded in my memory and probably will be for a very long time."
Jarvi was working at a local pharmacy when the store was robbed.
Jarvi said, "I was surprised to say the least, and it was a unique experience I hope not to have again."
Last year pharmacy robberies averaged about one a week.
Pharmacy professor Gregory Cameron said, "It means these students when they go on rotation, at least three of these students are going to get robbed. So it's a scary, scary total I should say."