Police searching for woman who robbed Hannaford pharmacy

Posted July 19, 2012, at 5:05 p.m.

TOPSHAM, Maine — Police are on the lookout for a woman who allegedly robbed a pharmacy at the Hannaford supermarket in the Topsham Fair Mall, police said.

The Hannaford robbery came minutes after the same suspect tried to rob a Rite Aid a block away, according to Topsham police Sgt. Mark Gilliam.

The woman walked into Rite Aid at 7:12 p.m. and handed a pharmacist a threatening note, Gilliam said, but quickly fled empty-handed and headed toward Hannaford.

The suspect pulled the same stunt at Hannaford just before 7:30 p.m., the sergeant said, again handing a pharmacist a threatening note. Police did not disclose what was taken.

The woman did not show a weapon at Rite Aid or Hannaford, Gilliam said.

The woman is described as heavyset, between 20 and 30 years old, with frizzy brown hair. She was wearing a green shirt and bluejeans at the time of the robbery and reportedly fled the scene in a Ford F150 pickup truck.

“The case is going to come together and we expect an arrest,” said Gilliam.

Maine State Police officials have also been notified, Gilliam said.