Camden Rite Aid robbery suspect identified, warrant issued

Posted Aug. 04, 2011, at 7:48 p.m.
Last modified Aug. 04, 2011, at 9:09 p.m.
Sean Higgins
Sean Higgins

CAMDEN, Maine — Investigators now believe they know who robbed the downtown Rite Aid pharmacy on Tuesday evening and have issued a warrant for his arrest.

Thanks to a tip from the public, the suspect in the robbery has been identified as Sean Higgins, 29, of Rockland, Camden Police Chief Randy Gagne said in an announcement released to Maine news outlets.

A wanted poster featuring a mugshot of Higgins, along with a physical description, also was released. Despite that, the suspect remained on the lam late Thursday night, a Knox County dispatcher confirmed.

Higgins is believed to be in southern Maine, possibly in the Sebago area, Gagne said.

Camden police say that the robbery occurred about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, when a man believed to be Higgins handed a pharmacist a note demanding drugs, which were handed over. Police declined to say what kind of pills the robber obtained or how many. The suspect then left the store on foot.

According to a wanted poster issued in connection with the case, Higgins is 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighs 170 pounds and has blond hair and blue eyes. He was born in Portland.

Higgins has a criminal history and has served time at the Maine State Prison, according to previously published stories in the Bangor Daily News archives. Last month, he was indicted by a Knox County grand jury on two counts of unlawful possession of scheduled drugs.

Camden, Rockport and Rockland police departments are working with Maine State Police, the Knox County Sheriff’s Office and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency on the case. Anyone with information about Higgins or his whereabouts is urged to call their local law enforcement agency or dial 911.

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