June 22, 2018
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Bowdoinham man pleads guilty to Rite Aid robbery

Wade A. Fraser
By Christopher Williams, Sun Journal

AUBURN, Maine — A Bowdoinham man pleaded guilty Monday to robbing a Rite Aid pharmacy in Lisbon in 2010.

Wade A. Fraser, 22, pleaded guilty in Androscoggin County Superior Court to class B robbery, a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison. He is expected to serve one year of a five-year sentence at the Maine Department of Corrections followed by three years of probation.

He won’t have to report for prison until July 2. He is free on bail.

The conditions of his probation include:

— Submitting to random searches and testing for drugs.

— Completing counseling and treatment for substance abuse.

— Having no contact with store clerk Jeffrey Charest.

— Staying out of Rite Aid pharmacies.

Fraser robbed a Rite Aid pharmacy in Lisbon on a Sunday around 3:30 p.m. and was caught minutes later, police said.

He had handed a store clerk a note demanding drugs. He was given two bottles of Oxycodone. No weapons were displayed and the pills were recovered, police said.

A reserve Lisbon police officer had been speaking with Fraser when the officer received a message about the robbery and realized the man she was speaking to matched the description of the suspect. The officer got out of her cruiser and chased Fraser. He was caught after a brief foot chase down Capital Avenue, police said. The town’s school resource officer, who was nearby, arrested Fraser.

Fraser was treated and released at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston following his arrest.

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