Bath police search for drugstore robbery suspect

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BATH — Police are investigating a robbery that occurred Monday at 9:50 a.m. at the Walgreens store on State Road.

Police said a white man in his 20s entered the store and demanded prescription narcotics at the pharmacy counter. He said he had a gun, although he displayed no gun during the robbery.

The man is described as approximately 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall, 130 pounds, with brown eyes. He wore a dark-colored knit hat with contrasting designs, a dark jacket and dark pants. He also covered his lower facial area with a white, purple and black scarf.

The robber left with an undisclosed amount of prescription narcotics. Witnesses told police he jumped into a gold vehicle, possibly a Chevrolet Impala, which was driven by another person.

No description was available of the driver. The vehicle headed north on Route 1.

People with any information are asked to call the Police Department at 443-5563.

Alex Lear can be reached at 373-9060 ext. 113 or alear@theforecaster.net

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This surveillance camera image shows the man Bath police say entered the Walgreens store on State Road Monday morning and demanded prescription narcotics at the pharmacy counter.

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A Maine native and Colby College graduate, Alex has been covering coastal communities since 2001, and currently handles Bath, Topsham, Cumberland, and North Yarmouth. He and his wife, Lauren, live in the Portland area, and Alex recently released his third album of original music.