WINSLOW — Police today are following leads in a robbery that occurred Sunday at Rite-Aid pharmacy on China Road in which a man got away with Oxycodone and Methadone.
“We’re working on a couple of leads,” police Sgt. Josh Veilleux said. “Some people called this morning and some this afternoon, saying they saw a certain vehicle in the area.”
Police converged on the Rite-Aid around 12:15 p.m. Sunday after a man in a black hooded sweatshirt and tan or khaki pants reportedly approached the pharmacy with a note saying he had a gun, and demanding drugs, according to police.
The robber fled the store with a bag of pill bottles — police would not say how much — ran through the parking lot and through some bushes by the store’s driveway on China Road, ran up the road onto Garland Road and then got into a vehicle just north of Agway True Value, police said.
State police Trooper Matt Casavant and his German Shepherd, Marcello, tracked the robber to that point.
Waterville police Sunday helped Winslow officers search the area around Rite-Aid and near Agway, Central Maine Equipment and Mid-Maine Internal Medicine.
Veilleux said police this afternoon are continuing to gather information in the case.
“We’ve got some of our officers out doing follow-ups right now on those leads,” he said around 2 p.m.
One of the things police are focusing on is surveillance video of vehicles that were in the area around the time of the robbery, according to Veilleux.
According to witnesses, the robber was wearing large dark sunglasses and heavy Thinsulate gloves that possibly had some gray on them, police said.
His pants were not cargo-type pants and may have been Carhartt brand, police said.
The store closed for more than two hours Sunday afternoon while police interviewed employees and processed the scene.
Police ask anyone with information about the robbery to call them at 872-5215.

Amy Calder — 861-9247
[email protected]
 


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