May 26, 2018
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Rockland police have suspect in pharmacy robbery

By Stephen Betts, BDN Staff

ROCKLAND, Maine — Police have a suspect in the robbery last month of a pharmacy in Rockland but no one has been charged.

Rockland police obtained a search warrant Aug. 7 to acquire cellphone records for a 29-year-old man from Rockland. The Bangor Daily News is not using his name because he has not been charged.

The description of the man who committed the July 31 robbery at Jensen’s Pharmacy matched the description of a man seen in the parking lot of the Breakwater Marketplace several minutes before the robbery, according to the police report. The man in the parking lot was making a call on a cellphone.

Police records filed in Rockland District Court detail that the pharmacist reported a man came into the pharmacy and showed him a note that said he needed 15- and 30-milligram oxycodone tablets. The note mentioned a gun. The pharmacist tried to keep the note but the man took it back and left with it when he fled with the drugs.

Deputy Rockland Police Chief Wally Tower said Friday that no one has been charged in the case and he did not expect an arrest by the end of the day.

Police contacted the suspect who fits the description of the robber, according to the police report, and the man denied committing the robbery, saying he was home all day playing computer games.

Police found two brown fedoras but not a light-colored one that the robber had been reported as wearing. One of the residents of the home, however, said the suspect had owned a light-colored fedora but no longer did. A dark-colored suit jacket that matched the description of the robber also was found at the man’s residence.

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