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November 26, 2012

Police hunt for man who robbed Augusta Walmart pharmacy

Staff video by Andy Molloy: Police investigate the robbery of the Walmart pharmacy, at the Marketplace at Augusta, on Monday.

By Craig Crosby ccrosby@centralmaine.com
Staff Writer

AUGUSTA — Police are descending on the Walmart off Civic Center Drive after a man reportedly robbed the pharmacy inside the store.

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Augusta Police officer Niko Hample, left, and Sgt. Daniel Boivin, center, confer with State Trooper Rick Moody as they prepare to track a man who robbed the pharmacy of the Walmart in Augusta on Monday. Police followed a tracking dog who picked up the scent of the robber, who fled with drugs toward Civic Center Drive.

Staff photo by Andy Molloy

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A security camera photo of a man who robbed the pharmacy of the Walmart in Augusta on Monday. He was was described as a young, white man about 5 feet 7 inches tall and wearing a blue coat and a blue baseball cap.

Staff photo by Andy Molloy

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The man entered the store shortly before 1 p.m. and handed a pharmacy employee a note demanding prescription medication and indicating he had weapon, according to emergency dispatch reports. 

The robber may have fled behind the store and a police dog is now tracking the robber.

The robber was described as a young, white man about 5 feet 7 inches tall. He was reportedly wearing a blue coat and a blue baseball cap.

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Police follow Maine State Trooper Rick Moody's canine Monday while tracking the man who robbed the pharmacy of the Walmart in Augusta. The suspect demanded drugs and fled toward Civic Center Drive.

Staff photo by Andy Molloy

  


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