ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Police said an attempted robbery at a north Fulton pharmacy was thwarted after the pharmacist told the armed suspect he had a gun of his own.

The incident unfolded at the N. Fulton Pharmacy off Northfall Lane in Alpharetta over the weekend.

According to the owner of the pharmacy, Mike Eskandari, a man walked into the store around 11:30 a.m. Jan. 13 wearing a ski mask and carrying a large bag.

Immediately, Eskandari said the man demanded he hand over all the narcotics in the store. After the suspect didn't get a response, the man reached into his pocket and said he had a gun. At that point, though, Eskandari moved forward and said he also had a gun.

That apparently scared off the suspect, who was seen on video running out of the store.

Police said the suspect ran off into a wooded area, but after a search, they found him at a nearby home on Wills Lane, which police called a "known drug house." They also found the same ski mask, but no gun was recovered.

They arrested the suspect, identified as 25-year-old Hayden Bray of Alpharetta and charged him with criminal attempted robbery. He was taken to the Fulton County Jail.

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