FREMONT -- Masked men armed with handguns robbed a city pharmacy over the weekend and made off with a pocketful of prescription pain pills, police said.

Officers were called at 10:10 a.m. Sunday to the 37000 block of Fremont Boulevard for a report of a robbery at Haller's Pharmacy and Medical Supply, said police Spokeswoman Geneva Bosques.

Witnesses said two men, both armed with silver handguns, entered the business, ordered employees to get on the ground then asked where the oxycodone was.

One of the employees then showed the suspects where it was, Bosques said.

The suspects then swiped a 30-count bottle of 30 milligram pills, which Bosques estimated to have a street value of about $900.

The suspects were last seen running westbound into the parking lot, Bosques said.

Police described the first suspect as a black man, who wore a black mask, a black and gray Raiders ball cap, a black nylon parka and black jeans. The second suspect was a black man who wore a black jacket, dark pants and dark gloves.

Police are reviewing video footage from the armed robbery, which Bosques said remained under investigation on Tuesday.

It wasn't the first time a masked gunman has robbed the pharmacy.

"The store was also robbed in a similar manner last April," Bosques said.

"In that incident, the suspects asked for testosterone and fentanyl and the suspects were of similar description." That armed robbery is also under investigation.


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Anyone with information about the robberies is asked to contact Fremont police at fremontpolice@fremont.gov or call the Investigative Unit at 510-790-6900. Anonymous tips can be left at www.fremontpolice.org/tip.

Contact Natalie Neysa Alund at 510-293-2469. Follow her at Twitter.com/nataliealund.