AUGUSTA — Police are searching for a man who allegedly stole medication from the Walgreens Pharmacy on Memorial Circle on Sunday morning.

The man, who is believed to be in his late 20s or early 30s, stole a narcotic medication after handing a threatening note to the pharmacist, said Sgt. Eric Lloyd of the Augusta Police Department.

Lloyd, who declined to identify the type or amount of medication, said the suspect then left the pharmacy on foot.

The man was white, had a beard and did not show a weapon, according to a later news release from the Augusta Police Department.

After a Walgreens employee reported the theft at 10:37 a.m., city police officers and members of the Maine State Police combed the area with the help of a dog, according to Lloyd.

Shortly after the robbery was reported, officers found a black hooded sweatshirt discarded near the pharmacy, in front of Penney Memorial United Baptist Church on Water Street.

The case now has been turned over to Augusta detectives, who will consider evidence recovered in the search as well as photos of the suspect taken at the pharmacy, Lloyd said.

Police were on the scene of the robbery for about two hours on Sunday.

They’re now asking anyone with information about the robbery to contact Detective Sgt. Jason Cote of the Augusta Police Department at 626-2370 ext. 3423.

Charles Eichacker — 621-5642

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