WINSLOW — A man robbed the Rite Aid pharmacy on China Road just after noon today, making off with Oxycodone and methadone, according to police.
“He presented a note and said he had a gun but did not display one,” Officer Linda Smedberg said at the scene.
The robber is described as being of medium build and between 5-feet-six-inches and 5-feet-eight-inches tall and wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and tan or khaki pants, possibly Carhartt brand, Smedberg said. They were not cargo-type pants, she said. He also was wearing heavy Thinsulate gloves, possibly with some gray on them, and large dark sunglasses, she added.
He reportedly left the store through the front door, crossed the parking lot, cut through some bushes and ran up China Road and onto Garland Road, she said.
State police Trooper Matt Casavant arrived with his German shepherd dog, Marcello, who followed a scent on Garland Road north of Agway.
“The dog tracked to where witnesses said they last saw him (robber),” Officer Haley Fleming said.
Fleming and Waterville police officers Dennis Picard and Adam Sirois also searched the area of Garland Road. Sirois blocked off part of Garland Road except to motorists going to Agway or to area homes.
Rite Aid employees posted “Closed” signs on the store’s doors until about 2:30 p.m., when the business reopened.
Sgt. Josh Veilleux and Detective Gina Henderson were also working on the case Sunday.
Anyone who may have knowledge of the robbery is asked to call police at 872-5215.
A witness who spoke to police Sunday in the store’s parking lot but asked not to be identified  said he was on the way to the gym and saw a man running away from the store carrying a bag. The man sprinted through the bushes onto China Road, he said.

Amy Calder — 861-9247
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