AUGUSTA — Augusta police are looking for a man they say demanded drugs at the CVS on Stone Street and fled before police arrived.

Augusta police are seeking to identify this man, seen Tuesday, in connection with an alleged robbery at the CVS on Stone Street. Courtesy of Augusta Police Department

According to a news release issued Friday, an unidentified man entered the store around 9:30 a.m. Friday and demanded drugs. Police did not say what kind of drugs or whether he was given any.

The suspect is described as a white man, between 5 foot 11 inches and 6 feet tall, weighing between 160 pounds and 200 pounds, wearing a light gray sweatshirt, jeans and sneakers. Surveillance photos released by police also show the suspect wearing a backpack. And while he was wearing a hood, he appears to have dark blond or light brown hair.

Police say no injuries were reported and no weapon was displayed. They are investigating the case as an alleged robbery. A person can be charged with robbery if they attempt to steal something and injure or threaten someone with force in the process.

People on Facebook reported seeing police at the store, located off Cony Circle, and reported that a sign had been posted on the window of the drive-thru stating the pharmacy was closed for an emergency.

Separately, the Augusta Police Department posted photos of the suspect on its own Facebook page, looking for anyone who had seen him around 9:30 a.m., near Memorial Bridge and Cony Circle.

Police are asking anyone with information on the suspect, including his identity or whereabouts, to contact the Augusta Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Bureau at (207) 626-2370 x.3418, or via the Tip411 Augusta Maine Police app, which allows people to submit tips anonymously.

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