Bangor police investigating pharmacy robbery on Union Street

Posted May 21, 2012, at 5:06 p.m.
Last modified May 21, 2012, at 9:36 p.m.
A sign was placed in a window at the Union Street Rite Aid after a reported robbery Monday afternoon.
A sign was placed in a window at the Union Street Rite Aid after a reported robbery Monday afternoon.

BANGOR, Maine — Police are on the lookout for a man who reportedly robbed the Rite Aid pharmacy at the intersection of Union and Fourteenth streets Monday afternoon.

The call reporting the robbery came in around 4:30 p.m., Bangor police Lt. Tom Reagan confirmed shortly after the incident occurred.

The robber was described as a “very grubby” older man wearing bluejeans and two hooded sweatshirts. One of the sweatshirts was worn backwards and had eye slits cut into it, Reagan said.

The robber last was seen running between houses in the Manners Avenue area, a few streets over from the Rite Aid, Reagan said. The robber remained on the loose as of 8:30 p.m. No other details — including what the robber was after and whether he got it — were available at that time.

The Maine State Police, the Maine Warden Service and tracking dogs were brought to the area in an effort to locate the man.

Shortly after the robbery, signs reading “Temporarily closed. Sorry for any inconvenience” were placed on both of the pharmacy’s entrance doors.

A customer waiting outside the store to pick up a prescription was asked to return in an hour to an hour and a half.

BDN writers Nok-Noi Ricker and Nick McCrea contributed to this report.

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