Police investigating Milbridge pharmacy robbery report

Posted Nov. 07, 2013, at 6:36 p.m.
Last modified Nov. 07, 2013, at 9:04 p.m.
The Milbridge Police Department has released this video surveillance image showing the suspect in a strong-arm robbery attempt late Thursday afternoon at Milbridge Pharmacy at 11 Main St.
Milbridge Police Department
The Milbridge Police Department has released this video surveillance image showing the suspect in a strong-arm robbery attempt late Thursday afternoon at Milbridge Pharmacy at 11 Main St.

MILBRIDGE, Maine — Authorities are investigating a report of a strong-arm robbery attempt at Milbridge Pharmacy.

The incident occurred about 4:15 p.m. Thursday, when a man entered the pharmacy and demanded prescription drugs, Milbridge Police Chief Lewis Pinkham said Thursday evening.

A pharmacy employee refused to give drugs to the man, Pinkham said. The suspect, who claimed he had friends in a vehicle outside the drugstore, again demanded drugs and was refused.

“Then he turned around and ran out,” the chief said, adding that no vehicle was used and that the suspect last was seen running down Cottage Street.

Pinkham said that no weapon was used in the robbery but that the suspect made comments that were considered threatening.

The suspect is described as male, 5 feet 5 inches tall, about 185 pounds and with a somewhat dark complexion, Pinkham said. He was wearing khaki pants and a camouflage jacket with a dark hoodie underneath.

Pinkham said that the Maine State Police brought a tracking dog to the area “but unfortunately it started pouring.” To that end, the attempt to track the suspect was not successful, he said.

The suspect was still on the lam as of 9 p.m.

Anyone with information about the robbery, the suspect or his whereabouts is asked to call the Washington County Communications Center at 255-8308.

The Milbridge Police Department, along with Maine State Police and Washington County Sheriff’s Office personnel, is investigating the incident.

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