Gardiner police investigating Rite-Aid pharmacy robbery

Posted Aug. 21, 2014, at 4:17 p.m.
Last modified Aug. 21, 2014, at 8:53 p.m.

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GARDINER, Maine — Police are looking for a suspect who robbed the Rite-Aid Pharmacy on Spring Street Thursday morning.

The robbery was reported at 10:35 a.m., according to Gardiner Police Chief James Toman.

The robber entered the store and proceeded to the pharmacy area and handed a technician a note demanding prescription drugs, according to Toman.

The suspect also made reference to having a gun but no weapon was displayed. The man fled the store on foot after receiving an undisclosed amount of drugs.

The robber is reportedly between 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall, has blondish brown hair, weighs 170-190 pounds and is in his late 20s to early 30s.

He was wearing a black zip-up hooded sweatshirt and navy blue cargo pants. Gardiner police were assisted by state police, Kennebec County sheriff’s deputies, the FBI and the Maine Department of Corrections.

Anyone with information on the robbery should call Gardiner police at 624-7076 and ask for Detective Mike Durham.