AUGUSTA — Authorities say two men claiming to be armed made off with prescription painkillers after robbing an Augusta pharmacy.

It was the second robbery at a city pharmacy in less than week.

Augusta Police Lt. Christopher Massey said in a release that the men entered the Rite Aid pharmacy at 2007 North Belfast Avenue at about 7:30 p.m., Monday and passed a note to a pharmacy employee.

“The note made reference that the males had a weapon and would cause the employee harm if they did not cooperate,” Massey said. “The note also demanded prescription medication.” 

The robbers were given an undetermined amount of the demanded drug and fled on foot south across the parking lot.

No one was hurt, Massey said.

Both suspects were described as white men with thin builds. One of the robbers was about 5 feet 11 inches tall and wore a black jacket with a hood, a winter cap and dark sunglasses. The second suspect, said to appear young in age, was about 5 feet 8 inches tall and wore jeans and a dark colored sweatshirt.

State police used dogs to try and track the men, but it is believed they got into a vehicle to leave the area.

The robbery occurred less than a week after two men held up a CVS pharmacy at 2 Stone Street, which is a little over a half mile from the North Belfast Avenue Rite Aid.  The men reportedly entered the CVS around 6:40 p.m., on Feb. 14 and demanded prescription medication. They were reportedly given a large amount of OxyContin and fled on foot. The men indicated they had a gun, but none was shown, according to police.

There have been no arrests in either robbery.


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