Camden robbery suspect arrested in Connecticut

Posted Aug. 07, 2011, at 2:31 p.m.
Last modified Aug. 07, 2011, at 3:54 p.m.
Sean Higgins
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Sean Higgins

A Rockland man who police believe robbed a Camden pharmacy last week has been arrested in Connecticut.

Sean Higgins, 29, was taken into custody in Norwich, Conn., on Saturday afternoon after he fled from police. Camden police had issued a warrant for Higgins’ arrest late last week after receiving a tip that he was the person who had robbed a downtown Rite Aid pharmacy on Tuesday evening.

Captain Patrick Baley with the Norwich Police Department said an officer noticed Higgins behaving suspiciously on the street Saturday afternoon. When the officer questioned Higgins, he initially gave evasive answers and then took off on foot, Baley said. After catching Higgins, the officer discovered that he was wanted in Maine for the alleged robbery.

According to Camden police, a man believed to be Higgins walked into the business and handed a pharmacist a note demanding drugs. He then fled the pharmacy on foot with an undisclosed amount of prescription drugs.

After receiving the tip, police released a wanted poster with a mug shot of Higgins, who has had past run-ins with law enforcement and has served time in prison. He was indicted by a Knox County grand jury last month on two counts of unlawful possession of scheduled drugs.

Higgins could be extradited to Maine to face the robbery charges. He also faces charges in Connecticut of interfering with an officer and being a fugitive from justice, Baley said.

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