Attacks in the pharmacy with knife in hand: two robbers arrested

On charges of aggravated robbery, the carabinieri of the Palermo Centro station arrested Fabio Mercurio, 41, and Massimo Cavataio, 49. The suspects are held responsible for four shots, scored between July and December 2021, in four activities: farmaca Minore in via Cavour, Minore pharmacy in largo Villaura, Marcella Vetra pharmacy in via Emerico Amari, Ciancio pharmacy in via Isidoro La Lumia.

The images of the assaults | Video

The robberies, committed by threatening employees with a knife, yielded about a thousand euros and an employee’s smartphone. The analysis of the images recorded by the video surveillance systems was fundamental for the reconstruction of the facts. The cameras, in fact, have immortalized some physical details and clothing useful for the identification of the alleged perpetrators.

The arrests were triggered in execution of a precautionary custody order in prison issued by the investigating judge of the Sicilian capital. Mercury and Cavataio, as ordered by the investigating judge, were brought to Pagliarelli.

Article updated at 5.30 pm of 11 May 2022 // added the names of those arrested