Monday, May 22, 2006

Robber Hits East End Rite Aid

The Rite Aid at 290 Congress Street in the city’s East End was robbed by a lone male on Monday, May 22, at 2:20 P.M.. The man handed a threatening note to the pharmacist demanding oxycontin, according to police. The note indicated the man was armed, although no weapon was seen. The perpetrator was given an undetermined amount of prescription drugs. He fled on foot and was last seen on Federal Street at the rear of the store. There were several customers and employees in the store at the time of the robbery, however no one was injured.

The perpetrator is described as a white male in his twenties, with a shaved head, and a tattoo on the right side of his neck. He was wearing a baseball cap and dark jacket with vertical red stripes on the left breast. Police released a store surveillance photo of the man.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Portland Police at 874-8533 or 874-8479.


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