WINTHROP — Police continue today to investigate a robbery that happened Wednesday night at the Rite Aid on Peck Farm Road.

The robbery happened at 5:28 p.m. at the store at 16 Peck Farm Road, according to police.

The robber walked into the pharmacy and handed a store employee a note demanding drugs, according to the police. Police said it’s unclear whether the robber was a man or a woman.

The robber threatened to use a gun, but no weapon was shown, police said.

The robber, who escaped with an undisclosed amount of drugs, was last seen on Stanley Road driving toward Readfield. The suspect was described as being of Asian descent, 20 years or so in age, about 130 pounds and thin, and wearing a white baseball cap with plastic framed sunglasses. Police said the robber also wore blue gloves with white stripes and dark-colored sneakers with a white logo on the side.

Police scoured the area Wednesday evening but they were unable to locate the car, which may be a Subaru, according to police dispatches.

Winthrop police said they were assisted by Monmouth police, Maine State Police and the Kennebec Sheriff’s Office.

Police asked that anyone with information to call Winthrop police at 377-7226.


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