A robbery at the East Ellijay Rite Aid Pharmacy was thwarted this morning by a combined police effort. East Ellijay Police Chief Larry Callahan, seen discussing the incident with GBI agent Dustin Hamby, said a perpetrator armed with an assault rifle entered the store and forced employees to comply with his demands, but was soon apprehended in the Eller Road area. Callahan added that the man, who also pointed the firearm at police, will be charged with aggravated assault and armed robbery. Officers from East Ellijay Police, Ellijay Police and the Gilmer Sheriff's Office responded to the incident. No one was injured during the robbery. See more in next week's Times-Courier for more info.