May 21, 2018
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Robber said he had bomb at Bangor pharmacy’s drive-thru, police say

By Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — The man who robbed the Rite Aid pharmacy at 556 Union St. on Monday afternoon was standing at the drive-thru window, where he passed a note through the drawer demanding drugs and saying that he had a bomb, Bangor police said Wednesday.

“An undisclosed amount of prescription drugs was given to the man and he walked away,” Sgt. Paul Edwards said in a statement about the robbery, which was reported at about 4:25 p.m. “A search of the area yielded nothing at that time.”

The robber was described as a 6-feet-tall man with salt and pepper hair. He was wearing sunglasses, a black ski mask and had a blue-gray hoodie on backward — with eye holes cut into the hood, Edwards said.

The man is still at large and police are asking for the public’s help in finding him. No surveillance images of the robbery are available, Edwards said.

The robber, who was described as a “very grubby” older man, was last seen running between houses in the Manners Avenue area, a few streets over from the Rite Aid, Lt. Tom Reagan has said.

The Rite Aid pharmacy, which is located at the intersection of Union and Fourteenth streets, was closed temporarily after the robbery.

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

Anyone with information about the robber or his whereabouts is asked to call Detective Tim Cotton at the Bangor Police Department, 947-7382.
Those who prefer to remain anonymous can leave a message on the Police Department’s tip line by pressing 6.

BDN writer Dawn Gagnon contributed to this report.

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