POLICE BEAT

Search under way for Corinth pharmacy robber

Posted Jan. 05, 2012, at 1:44 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 05, 2012, at 6:52 p.m.
Surveillance image from Maine State Police

CORINTH, Maine — Maine State Police are on the lookout for a woman who robbed a pharmacy here Wednesday night and got away with what was described as a large amount of OxyContin.

The robbery occurred about 6:45 p.m. at Community Pharmacy, located inside of Whitney’s Family Supermarket. Formerly known as Tradewinds Marketplace, the complex is located at 689 Main St., state police Trooper Jared Stedman said early Thursday morning.

In an update issued Thursday afternoon, state police Lt. Wesley Hussey said the robber presented a note stating that she had a weapon and would shoot if the clerk went anywhere near a telephone. A weapon was never displayed, he said.

The suspect is believed to have climbed into a light-colored sedan after she left the drugstore, Stedman said.

Hussey said the getaway car appears to be a Chrysler Sebring convertible, based on surveillance video. The car last was seen heading north, toward Dover-Foxcroft, he said. It was not clear whether there were other people in the car.

Stedman said the suspect is described as standing between 5 feet 3 inches and 5 feet 5 inches tall. Despite initial reports that she weighed about 200 pounds, he said, the suspect likely weighed between 140 and 160 pounds.

She appeared to be heftier because she was wearing several layers of clothing, including two dark-colored hooded sweatshirts, with the hood of one of them pulled up tightly over her head and covering most of her face.

The robber also was wearing what appeared to be a red or maroon men’s flannel jacket with gray striping that created a block pattern as well as brown men’s gloves, black sneakers and bluejeans.

Anyone with information about the robbery or the suspect should contact Stedman or Trooper Tucker Bonnevie at the Orono barracks of the Maine State Police at 866-2121.

CORRECTION:

An early version of this story omitted the street name on which Community Pharmacy is located. It is Main Street.

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