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Pharmacist tackles apparent would-be robber in Oakfield store

By Howard B. Owens

A Batavia man who allegedly attempted to rob the Oakfield Pharmacy today didn't get very far.

The pharmacist and another employee took a chance that the man didn't have a weapon and wrestled him to the floor, pinning him there until State Police arrived.

Cain A. Catino, 39, of Seven Springs Road, allegedly entered the shop at 12:30 p.m., went behind the counter and demanded hydrocodone.

An employee in the back of the store immediately called 9-1-1.

While law enforcement was in route, Catino was reportedly subdued by the pharmacy's owner. Catino had left his car in the parking lot with the engine running.

An ambulance was requested to the scene to check on an employee, and the employee was treated at the scene, but not taken to a hospital.

It's not believed that Catino had any accomplices, and though he reached in his pocket like he might have a weapon, he did not display one.

The State Police are handling the investigation. The Genesee County Sheriff's Office also responded to the scene as well as the Oakfield Volunteer Fire Department ambulance.

The case is still under investigation and no more information is available at this time.

(initial report)

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