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Rockland pharmacy robbed

Stephen Betts | BDN
Stephen Betts | BDN
Rockland police responded Tuesday afternoon, July 31, 2012 to a reported robbery at Jensen's Pharmacy.
By Stephen Betts, BDN Staff

ROCKLAND, Maine — Police officers were scouring the North End of the city Tuesday afternoon for a man who is reported to have robbed a local pharmacy.

The report came in at 3:15 p.m. at Jensen’s Pharmacy located in the Breakwater Marketplace on Camden Street.

Four Rockland cruisers arrived within three minutes of the initial call. The Knox County Sheriff’s Office, Maine State Police and Maine Drug Enforcement Agency also arrived shortly after the robbery was reported.

Officers went inside the pharmacy while at least two went down toward the waterfront where the suspect was seen leaving on foot.

The man is reported to be about 5 feet, 8 inches tall, wearing a suit, rust-colored shirt and a white fedora with a stripe, according to Rockland Deputy Police Chief Wally Tower. The man gave a note to one of the employees demanding drugs and left with some drugs, Tower said.

A police canine arrived shortly after 4 p.m.

Rockport police were by the town line, assisting in the search for the suspect.

This is the latest in a series of pharmacy robberies in the state and midcoast area.

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