June 23, 2018
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Man accused of robbing Rite Aid on Christmas Day

By Staff, Sun Journal

AUBURN, Maine — Police arrested a 47-year-old Mechanic Falls man and reportedly recovered stolen drugs shortly after the Christmas Day robbery of the Rite Aid pharmacy on Minot Avenue.

John Letourneau was held on $1,000 cash bail Sunday night at Androscoggin County Jail.

A man had entered the store and handed pharmacy staff a note demanding drugs, police said in a prepared statement. Once they handed over the requested drugs, the man fled.

Police were called at 3:45 p.m. and collected witness descriptions of the man and his vehicle.

Less than an hour later, Auburn police officer Shawn Carll stopped Letourneau driving in Mechanic Falls.

Letourneau had a weapon with him when he was caught, police Chief Phil Crowell said Sunday.

Letourneau was detained and later charged with robbery.

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