Police have issued an arrest warrant for a man who is suspected of robbing Unity Pharmacy Monday and taking an undetermined amount of prescription drugs.

Andrew Sousa, 33, of Brooks, is wanted on a Class B robbery charge, according to a statement from the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office Friday afternoon.

Sousa was last seen Monday evening in Brooks, where he fled into the woods after being approached by law enforcement officers. His current location is unknown.

Sousa is alleged to have entered the store Monday afternoon — dressed in black with a ski mask covering his face — and presented a note to a female employee, demanding he be given medication.

Video surveillance from the store showed the suspect arriving at the pharmacy in a red, four-door car similar to a Chevy Aveo.

The sheriff’s office was assisted in the investigation by members of the public, the Belfast Police Department, Maine State Police, Maine Probation & Parole, Maine Computer Crimes Unit and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency.

A Class B crime is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $20,000.

Officials are asking that anyone with information regarding the location of Sousa contact the sheriff’s office at 1-800-660-3398.

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