HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Police are searching for at least three men they say stole a pharmacy van and beat up the driver. But, it seems, the robbers didn't get what they were looking for.
Investigators say three men in a maroon car likely followed a McKesson pharmacy van to an empty parking lot behind a medical building in Northwest Houston. At the time, most offices were closed. The driver was making a delivery to Medical Health Labs, INC.
"He was just shaken up. They took his phone, they took his company car, his wallet, he was just all shaken up and you could see the side of his face where he got hit with a gun," said Rachel Trigo, who works nearby and helped the driver.
Police found the McKesson van about five miles down the road in the backyard of a house at the intersection of Double and Cola. Neighbors tell 13 Eyewitness News they saw two men dump the van and get into a maroon colored car.
Then, a few hours later, investigators got a call that supplies had been dumped behind a vacant home. The stolen goods weren't narcotics at all. They were medical supplies, like baby wipes, tissue papers, and clean needles.
"When you have those signs like McKesson or other drug company names, they are very dangerous," said Dr. Harbaksh Satia, the lab director of Medical Health Labs, INC. "Everybody gets shaken up. This is not the right way."
Investigators say there's a possibility this is gang related but wouldn't elaborate.
The driver of the medical van was not taken to the hospital and is expected to be okay.
If you have any information in this case, call police.
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