Kennebec County sheriff’s deputies seek Manchester Rite Aid robbery suspect

Posted Aug. 20, 2014, at 3:14 p.m.
Last modified Aug. 20, 2014, at 3:32 p.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — Kennebec County sheriff’s deputies have issued an arrest warrant in connection with a pharmacy robbery in Manchester earlier this month.

On Tuesday, a warrant for the arrest of Thomas Bourque was issued, according to Chief Deputy Ryan Reardon.

Bourque, whose age and hometown were not available, is a suspect in an Aug. 3 robbery of the Rite Aid pharmacy on Western Avenue in Manchester, Reardon said Wednesday.

According to Reardon, a suspect entered the store and demanded prescription medication, mainly oxycodone.

“The sheriff’s office takes drug abuse and the crimes committed by desperate addicts very seriously,” Reardon said. “In incidents such as this, we will commit every resource at our disposal to seek a positive outcome.”

Through the course of the investigation, the Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office’s Major Crimes Unit was able to determine a suspect through extensive interviews and evidence.

Maine State Police and Winthrop police assisted in the investigation.

Anyone with information on Bourque’s whereabouts should call the Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office at 623-3591.