Rockland police continue investigation of Jensen's Pharmacy heistSearch warrant on suspect's cellphone obtained
Rockland — Police say they are following leads to persons of interest in the July 31 robbery of prescription drugs at Jensen's Pharmacy at 91 Camden St., on the first floor of the Breakwater Marketplace.
"We haven't made an arrest," said Rockland Deputy Police Chief Wallace Tower on Aug. 24. "But we do expect to."
Police recently obtained a warrant to search electronic records from a cellphone belonging to a suspect.
According to Detective Sgt. Christopher Young of the Rockland Police Department in the police affidavit, on July 31 a man entered the pharmacy and walked to the front counter and handed pharmacist and store owner Curtis Jensen a note. The man was described as a white male in his 20s or 30s between 5 feet 6 inches and 5 feet 8 inches tall.
Jensen said the man appeared to have brownish facial hair and a gray or ashen color to his face. He also had a mustache and about four days' growth of facial hair. He was thin and estimated to weigh about 170 pounds.
The man wore a light colored fedora style hat, sunglasses, a dark colored suit coat, with a rust colored shirt under it and dark dress pants. He appeared to walk with a limp.
The police affidavit said that the suspect walked into the store and approached the pharmacy counter displaying a note, reading "Oxy" for oxycodone, "15s" for 15 mg. tablets, and "30s" for 30 mg. tablets.
Another portion of the note said "I Need" and at the bottom was the word "GUNS." Jensen said he tried taking the note but the suspect pulled it back. He asked the suspect if he was serious, and was told, "Yes." Jensen said the suspect spoke in a soft but deep voice.
Jensen walked back to where the oxycodone are kept and filled a paper bag with the requested drugs, according to the affidavit. He returned to the counter and handed the bag to the suspect, who left the store and began running east down the parking lot.
The report stated that the suspect got away with 405 (15 mg.) oxycodone tablets and 257 (30 mg) oxycodone tablets with a medication replacement value of $139.
A K-9 Unit from the Maine State Police arrived on scene and attempted to track the suspect. The attempt was unsuccessful.
The next day detectives from the Rockland Police Department and agents from the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency arrived at the residence of a suspect and observed similarities in his facial features with those of the alleged robber, according to the affidavit. The man denied any involvement with the robbery and said he had been home all day on his computer.
After a search of the premises, police asked the suspect to take a polygraph test and one was scheduled. One was given at 9 a.m. the next morning at the Knox County Court House, administered by Detective Lt. Reginald Walker from the sheriff's office.
Walker said the results were inconclusive.
Young is awaiting the results of his search warrant through Verizon Wireless of that suspect's cellphone records.
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