BRONX — Cops are hoping a "drag"net will nab this would-be robber.
Police are hunting a cross-dressing attempted thief who pistol-whipped a pharmacy worker while trying to swipe medication at a Bronx drugstore this week.
The incident unfolded about 8:50 a.m. Wednesday, when two men — one dressed as a female, complete with a wig and skirt — entered a pharmacy on Saint Paul’s Place in the Claremont section of The Bronx, the NYPD said.
The bewigged suspect then took out a gun and forced one of the employees to the back of the store, where he demanded medication and then struck the worker on the head with the weapon during an ensuing struggle, police said.
The suspect and his accomplice ultimately fled the store empty-handed, cops added.
The gun-wielding suspect is described as wearing a long dark wig, sunglasses, a red skirt, brown suede jacket, white sneakers, white hat and black gloves, police said.
The second suspect is described as wearing a dark baseball hat, sunglasses, a dark jacket, dark pants, white sneakers, and orange or tan work gloves.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.