POLICE BEAT

Police seek suspect in Gardiner pharmacy robbery

Posted Jan. 02, 2012, at 6:59 p.m.

GARDINER, Maine — Police are looking for a man who stole prescription narcotics from a Spring Street pharmacy Monday.

Gardiner Police Chief James Toman told the Portland Press Herald a man walked into the Rite Aid at 9 Spring St. at 2:13 p.m. and went to the back of the store where he demanded drugs.

Police did not know if the man had a weapon and no one was injured in the robbery, the Press Herald reports.

The man left on foot and ran west on Spring Street. Maine State Police, with a tracking dog, and the Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office were unable to locate the man, Toman said.

The robber was described as a white man about 5 feet, 8 inches tall and about 160 pounds. He was wearing a dark green fleece and a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt under the fleece with the hood up over his head. The man hid his face with a bandanna and wore light-colored, baggy blue jeans and white sneakers.

According to police, a witness saw the suspect without the bandanna and said the man had stubble on his face and appeared to be in his 20s.

Toman asked anyone with information on to call Gardiner Police at 624-7076.

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