AUGUSTA — Police sought a male suspect who allegedly robbed the Rite Aid Pharmacy on North Belfast Avenue Saturday evening.

Police received a call around 5:40 p.m. that there had been a robbery of the Rite Aid.

The suspect was preliminarily described as a male in a gray hoodie sweatshirt, with his face covered up, and approximately six feet tall, according to Augusta Police.

Sgt. Eric Lloyd said the suspect allegedly demanded drugs and mentioned harming the pharmacist, though it had not been confirmed whether the suspect had a weapon with him at the time.

Several police cruisers were on the scene Saturday night. A tracking dog, with two officers following, sniffed around the parking lot of the store and pharmacy.

Lloyd said it had not been determined which direction the suspect fled.

Police interviewed two men near the crime scene around 7 p.m. One of them had warrants and was arrested, but Lloyd said he was arrested on the warrants, not on suspicion of being involved in the robbery.

Augusta detectives responded to investigate the incident.


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