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.