Man accused of Maine pharmacy robbery arrested in NH

Posted March 26, 2014, at 2:59 p.m.

KEENE, N.H. — A man wanted on a federal arrest warrant who is accused of robbing a Maine pharmacy was arrested Tuesday in Keene.

Robert H. Pecora, 25, was found at 50 Franklin St., where police say he had been staying. He is accused of robbing a Kittery, Maine, pharmacy while armed with a knife in September, and had been out on bail.

Pecora was found in possession of a stolen dark green 1991 Toyota 4Runner with a New Hampshire license plate, police said. The vehicle recently had been reported stolen from the town of Greenland, according to a news release from Keene police.

In addition to arresting him on the federal warrant, Keene police charged Pecora with receiving stolen property, possession of controlled/narcotic drugs and possession of prescription drugs.

Police were able to find Pecora, whose address is listed as Rye, from a tip they received from someone who had seen him at the Franklin Street residence, according to the news release.

Pecora is accused of an armed robbery at the Rite-Aid pharmacy in Kittery, Maine, on Sept. 21, 2013, according to court records. He allegedly told an employee, “I am going to need all of your OxyContin,” while displaying a knife.

Pecora stole three unopened bottles of the drug, each containing 100 tablets, according to court records.

Kittery police went to the pharmacy and found Pecora in the bathroom, where he was restrained. He had light blue powdery residue on his upper lip, according to court records.

Pecora was taken to York (Maine) Hospital for a medical evaluation.

Since his arrest Tuesday evening, Pecora has been held without bail at the Cheshire County jail in Keene. He was scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday at 8th Circuit Court District Division in Keene.

Neither Keene police nor Greenland police could be reached for further details.

Police are asking anyone with information about the incident to contact Keene police Officer Benjamin Nugent at 357-9813, or at www.ci.keene.nh.us/departments/police/anonymous-crime-tips.

 

Distributed by MCT Information Services

 

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