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November 29, 2018
Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638
Pharmacist Charged with Robbing Local Pharmacy in Danville
Martinez, Calif. – The Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office charged defendant Jonathan Szkotak with one felony count of second degree robbery. On April 3, 2018, Szkotak allegedly went to a CVS pharmacy in Danville where he brandished a firearm at the pharmacy staff and demanded specific pills. Szkotak is a registered pharmacist with the California Board of Pharmacy. He works in Alameda County for the Alameda Alliance for Health.
Szkotak allegedly approached the pharmacy counter wearing a blue surgical mask and displayed a firearm. Given that he used a gun during the course of the robbery, our office charged Szkotak with a firearm enhancement.
CVS reported to the Drug Enforcement Agency a loss report of Clonazepam and Buprenorphine. In total, 17 tablets of Clonazepam were missing and 57 tablets of Buprenorphine (three different brands) as a result of the April 3rd robbery. Upon Szkotak’s arrest, the police found a quantity of crushed Buprenorphine in the defendant’s wallet.
Szkotak’s court appearance is January 14, 2019 in Martinez. He is out of custody on a $200,000 bond.
He was charged with the following:
- Second Degree Robbery
- Enhancement 1, Personal Use of a Firearm
Case information: People v. Jonathan Szkotak, Docket Number 01-187866-9.