Former cop accused of robbing Rite Aid at gunpoint

A San Francisco police officer was arrested Tuesday afternoon on suspicion of robbing a Rite Aid at gunpoint and making off with $1,500. Citing a police spokesman, NBC Bay Area first reported that Joseph…

Former cop accused of robbing Rite Aid at gunpoint

A San Francisco police officer was arrested Tuesday afternoon on suspicion of robbing a Rite Aid at gunpoint and making off with $1,500.

Citing a police spokesman, NBC Bay Area first reported that Joseph Hill, an 11-year veteran of the force and a supervisor in the delivery division, was taken into custody shortly after 1 p.m. Tuesday and will be held on $20,000 bail. In a statement Wednesday, the San Francisco Police Department confirmed Hill’s arrest and said that the investigation was ongoing and police were still looking for a second suspect.

According to NBC Bay Area, Hill, 44, entered the Rite Aid store at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday and displayed a black pistol and demanded cash from the register, surveillance footage released by police shows. He allegedly then made off with $1,500 in cash before fleeing.

Hill was arrested less than two weeks after two robberies of a Staples store in San Francisco. Hill also works in the delivery division of the police department, where he delivered medical supplies and medical equipment.

Police say the department’s policy prohibits officers from transporting any “classified items” on city property. Hill was arrested while driving with a prescription pad, but was not transporting any medications on his duty vehicle, police said.

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