Two men claiming to be armed rob Augusta pharmacy

Posted Feb. 21, 2012, at 10:23 a.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — Authorities say two men claiming to be armed made off with prescription painkillers after robbing an Augusta pharmacy.

Police say the men entered the Rite Aid pharmacy at about 7:30 p.m. on Monday and passed a note to a pharmacy employee saying they had a weapon and were willing to harm the employee if that person did not cooperate.

The thieves were given the drugs they demanded and fled on foot.

No one was hurt.

Both suspects were described as white men with thin builds, one about 5-foot-11, one about 5-8.

State police used dogs to try and track the men, but it is believed they got into a vehicle to leave the area. There have been no arrests.

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