Milbridge police still seeking man in attempted pharmacy robbery

Posted Nov. 08, 2013, at 12:44 p.m.
The Milbridge Police Department has released this video surveillance image showing the suspect in a strong-arm robbery attempt late Thursday afternoon at Milbridge Pharmacy.
Milbridge Police Department
The Milbridge Police Department has released this video surveillance image showing the suspect in a strong-arm robbery attempt late Thursday afternoon at Milbridge Pharmacy.

MILBRIDGE, Maine — Authorities continue to seek a man in connection with Thursday’s attempted strong-arm robbery of the Milbridge Pharmacy.

Police have received a few phone calls with tips about the case, but “have not tracked them all down yet,” Milbridge police Chief Lewis Pinkham said Friday.

Authorities are still gleaning information from a surveillance camera that recorded the suspect during the incident.

“We’re trying to get clearer images,” said Pinkham.

A man entered the Milbridge Pharmacy about 4:15 p.m. Thursday and demanded prescription drugs, Pinkham reported earlier. The pharmacy employee refused.

The man, who allegedly claimed he had friends in a vehicle outside the drugstore, again demanded drugs. He was rebuffed a second time before he ran out.

He was last seen running down Cottage Street, police said.

No weapon was used in the robbery, but the man made comments that were considered threatening, said Pinkham.

The suspect was described as male, 5 feet 5 inches tall, about 185 pounds and with a somewhat dark complexion, Pinkham said. He was wearing khaki pants and a camouflage jacket with a dark hoodie underneath.

Maine State Police brought a tracking dog to the area, “but unfortunately, it started pouring,” said Pinkham. The tracking attempt was unsuccessful.

Anyone with information about the case should call police at the town office at 546-2422 during normal operating hours; for after hours, call the Washington County Regional Communications Center at 255-8308.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office and Maine State Police are assisting in the investigation.

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