POLICE BEAT

Winslow police continue to investigate Rite Aid robbery

Posted April 24, 2012, at 2:06 p.m.

WINSLOW, Maine — Police are continuing to put together pieces of the puzzle that was a Rite Aid pharmacy robbery that took place Sunday night.

“We are still working on leads,” Winslow police Sgt. Josh Veilleux said. “We’ve had some people come forward again today with some information.”

The pharmacy was robbed by a man just after noon Sunday, and the suspect escaped with oxycodone and methadone.

The suspect remains at large Monday afternoon, according to Veilleux.

“We’re just trying to rule things out and piece the puzzle together,” the sergeant said.

The man was captured on video surveillance during the robbery, according to Veilleux. The suspect is described as having a medium build, in his early 20s or 30s, between 5 feet, 6 inches and 5 feet, 8 inches tall. He was also wearing a pair of sunglasses and a blue baseball cap.

The store was closed for two hours on Sunday while police investigated the incident, and Veilleux said police encourage the public to help by contacting Winslow police at 872-5215 with any information.

It’s unknown whether Sunday’s robbery is related to a March 25 incident at CVS Pharmacy in Waterville, but Veilleux said authorities from that city are assisting in the investigation.

“We talked to the Waterville detectives, they came over [Monday],” he said. “We reviewed the cases and there’s some things that are the same and some that are not.”

The investigation of the March 25 robbery in Waterville is also ongoing.

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