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Walgreens pharmacy on Broadway in Bangor robbed; suspect nabbed

Posted Dec. 04, 2012, at 3:16 p.m.
Last modified Dec. 04, 2012, at 7:02 p.m.
Bangor Police officer Brandon Vafiades take Kevin Gray, 30, into custody near 175 Falvey Street in Bangor on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012 in connection with a pharmacy robbery that occurred at Walgreens on Broadway earlier.
Bangor Police officer Brandon Vafiades take Kevin Gray, 30, into custody near 175 Falvey Street in Bangor on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012 in connection with a pharmacy robbery that occurred at Walgreens on Broadway earlier.
Bangor police officers Jason Linkletter (left) and Jason Stuart track a suspect in a pharmacy robbery along Husson Avenue in Bangor on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012.
Bangor police officers Jason Linkletter (left) and Jason Stuart track a suspect in a pharmacy robbery along Husson Avenue in Bangor on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012.
Bangor police officer Jason Stuart carries a Walgreens bag with pill bottles in it as evidence after police arrest a suspect behind 175 Falvey St. in Bangor on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012. The Walgreens on Broadway was the target of a pharmacy robbery earlier.
Bangor police officer Jason Stuart carries a Walgreens bag with pill bottles in it as evidence after police arrest a suspect behind 175 Falvey St. in Bangor on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012. The Walgreens on Broadway was the target of a pharmacy robbery earlier.

BANGOR, Maine — A transient has been arrested and charged in connection with the robbery of the Walgreens pharmacy at 706 Broadway on Tuesday afternoon.

The pharmacy was robbed at about 2:30 p.m. and Bangor police had a suspect — Kevin Gray, 30 — in custody within a half hour, according to police Sgt. Paul Edwards.

Edwards said Gray has been charged with felony robbery and is being held at the Penobscot County Jail.

Patrol officers, detectives and the K-9 unit from the Bangor Police Department were at the scene shortly after the call came in and a man fitting the robber’s description was apprehended at 2:52 p.m. near Falvey Street, Edwards said.

A BDN photographer on the scene said the suspect — a white man about 5 feet, 7 inches tall with a goatee and wearing black cargo pants and a long-sleeved dark gray T-shirt — was seen headed down Husson Avenue and through Bradford Commons.

Gray was spotted running toward an officer who was stationed on Falvey Street. He was apprehended by police and handcuffed.

Gray was carrying a white Walgreens bag with at least two big pill bottles and some other merchandise that resembled candy bars or Slim Jim snacks.

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