November 18, 2017
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Alleged robber locks self in Augusta pharmacy bathroom

The Associated Press

AUGUSTA, Maine — An Augusta pharmacy was evacuated after a man who demanded prescription drugs barricaded himself inside the store’s bathroom and claimed he had explosive chemicals.

Police say 19-year-old Dylan Karczewski went to the Rite Aid at about 5 p.m. Tuesday and demanded drugs.

After he was given the prescription medication, he ran to the bathroom and locked himself inside.

Police say officers evacuated the store as a precaution, then broke into the bathroom and took the suspect into custody about 5:30 p.m. There was no evidence Karczewski possessed any explosive chemicals. Police did find some of the drugs allegedly stolen.

He was charged with theft and robbery. No one was hurt.


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