Camden woman arrested in connection with pharmacy robbery

Posted April 02, 2012, at 11:09 a.m.
Last modified April 02, 2012, at 1:37 p.m.
Heather Mansfield
Knox County Jail
Heather Mansfield

CAMDEN, Maine — A 26-year-old Camden woman is behind bars after being arrested for robbing the Rite Aid Pharmacy, police say.

This is the fourth time that the Camden pharmacy has been robbed in a little more than a year.

Heather Mansfield was arrested at 9:30 p.m. Saturday and charged with robbery. Police Chief Randy Gagne said Monday that Mansfield walked into the store and gave the pharmacist a note demanding drugs.

The chief said he did not want to go into more details on the robbery until she makes her initial court appearance, which is scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday in 6th District Court in Rockland.

The chief said that heightened security measures and policies helped lead to a quick resolution of the case. He said that Camden Police Sgt. Patrick Polky apprehended Mansfield while she was still at Rite Aid.

Mansfield was arrested after she was interviewed by police. The Rockland criminal investigative division assisted Camden in the investigation.

Gagne noted he has been with the Camden Police Department for 23 years and there may have been three pharmacy robberies in all those years up until the string of four at Rite Aid in a little more than a year. He said he hopes the new security measures will prevent further robbery attempts.

The pharmacy was robbed March 10, Aug. 2 and Dec. 7 in 2011.

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