Augusta police investigating Rite Aid robbery report

Posted May 04, 2012, at 9:36 p.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — The Augusta Police Department is investigating a report of an armed robbery Friday afternoon at the Rite Aid Pharmacy at the intersection of North Belfast Avenue and Bangor Street.

Though few details were available Friday night, Augusta police Sgt. Christopher Shaw said the robbery occurred about 4:20 p.m. and that after running north into the woods behind the store, the robber likely left the area in a vehicle.

“We arrived pretty quickly and quarantined the area,” Shaw said. A tracking dog team brought to the site was unable to find the suspect, he said.

The robber is believed to have gotten away with oxycodone and other pills. He remained at large as of 9 p.m.

Shaw said the robber is described as a white male, thin in build, with brown hair and blue eyes. He is between 5 feet 6 inches and 5 feet 8 inches tall and was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt.

Anyone with information about the robber or his whereabouts should call the Augusta Police Department at 626-2370.