WINTHROP — Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the person responsible for robbing a Rite Aid pharmacy Wednesday night.

Winthrop Police Sgt. Daniel Cook said Thursday that nobody has been charged in the robbery, which occurred just a few hours after a robbery at a Rite Aid in Camden.

The Winthrop robbery occurred around 5:30 p.m. at the Rite Aid at 16 Peck Farm Road. A person — police don’t know whether it was a man or a woman — handed a store employee a note demanding drugs. Nobody was injured.

“The suspect threatened the use of a weapon, however no weapon was shown,” Cook said.

The robber left the store with an undisclosed amount of drugs. Witnesses described the robber as being of Asian descent, about 5 feet, 6 inches tall and in the early 20s, Cook said. The robber was also described as thin, about 130 pounds, and wore dark pants, a black shirt, a light gray jacket, a white baseball cap and had white plastic framed sunglasses.

“The suspect was also wearing blue gloves with white stripes on them and dark colored sneakers with a white logo on the side,” Cook said.

The robber fled on foot, but likely then got into a vehicle.

About a dozen officers descended on the area, including Maine State Police, Monmouth police, the Kennebec County sheriff’s office and Winthrop police. A tracking dog was brought to the scene as well.

The robbery occurred almost exactly five hours after a woman reportedly demanded drugs at a Camden Rite Aid. The woman in that robbery also claimed to have a weapon but never showed one, according to a report in the Bangor Daily News.

The woman was believed to be in her early 20s, about 5 feet, 5 inches tall and weighing about 110 pounds. She was wearing dark pants, a dark Adidas sweatshirt and a green baseball cap.

Cook said police were aware of the Camden robbery, but declined to say whether authorities think the two cases are connected.

“Everything is open at this time,” he said.

Police also continue to investigate an Oct. 21 robbery at a Rite Aid in the Somerset County town of Pittsfield. The robber in that case was described as a man about 5 feet 8 inches tall, with a medium build, who was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, a baseball hat underneath the hood, black gloves and large dark-colored sunglasses.

Cook asks that anyone who noticed suspicious activity near the Winthrop store around 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday call police at 377-7226.

Craig Crosby — 621-5642

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