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WOBURN, Mass. —Police are searching for three men who robbed a Walgreens pharmacy in Woburn at gunpoint and assaulted two employees Tuesday.

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The men entered the Walgreens store at 675 Main St. at about 7:50 p.m. Two of the men had guns, police said. One man grabbed the store clerk working at the front of the store, held her down, tied her up with zip-ties and threatened her.

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Two other men ran toward the pharmacy counter and threatened the pharmacy clerk. One man held a gun to her head and ordered her to open the locked cabinet where narcotics were kept, police said. The men assaulted the clerk and held her down while they stole large quantities of narcotics from the pharmacy.

The men then tied up the clerk and forcibly ripped her engagement ring and wedding band from her hand, police said.

They left the store carrying a bag and a box filled with prescription medication, police said. It is believed that they fled in an older-model, dark-colored Jeep Cherokee.

The men wore hoodies, and their faces were covered throughout the robbery. Officials believe that two of the robbers were white men.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Woburn police at 781-933-1212.