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    December 7, 2011

    Police search for female in Camden Rite Aid robbery

    For the third time this year, the Rite Aid Pharmacy in Camden has been robbed by people seeking prescription pills. On Dec. 7 at approximately 12:30 p.m., a female approached the pharmacy counter and demanded drugs. The woman, described as being in her late teens or early 20s, was between 5 feet and 5 feet 5 inches tall and 105 to 110 pounds. The woman made a threat to the pharmacist that she had a weapon and ...

  • Published
    December 7, 2011

    Rite Aid robbery nets man four years

    A 29-year-old Camden man will spend nearly four years in prison after pleading guilty Dec. 7 to robbing a Rite Aid Pharmacy for drugs. Sean Higgins was sentenced by Justice Jeffrey Hjelm in Knox County Superior Court to eight years with all but four years suspended for the Aug. 2 robbery at the pharmacy in Camden. Higgins will also be on probation for two years after his release. He was also ordered to pay ...

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    November 11, 2011

    Rockport police arrest Camden man for pharmacy robbery

    An appeal to the public for assistance in identifying a person who allegedly robbed approximately 400 Oxycontin pills from the Kennebec Pharmacy in Rockport on Nov. 8 paid off two days later when police arrested a Camden resident. Rockport Police Officer Craig Cooley said Nov. 11 that his department arrested William Glaude, 30, of Camden, charging him with stealing Class C drugs and possession of Schedule W ...

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    November 9, 2011

    Police seek public’s help in Rockport robbery case

    Rockport Police Department is seeking assistance from the public in identifying the subject in this photo. On Nov. 8 at about 10 a.m., a man approached the pharmacy counter at Kennebec Pharmacy & Home Care on Route 1, passed a note, and made off with between 300 and 400 Oxycontin pills, according to Rockport Patrol Officer Dana Smith. The man, described as 5 feet 11 inches tall and about 165 pounds, was ...

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    November 8, 2011

    Pills stolen in Rockport pharmacy robbery

    Rockport police are investigating a robbery that occurred Nov. 8 at Kennebec Pharmacy & Home Care on Route 1. At about 10 a.m., a man approached the pharmacy counter, passed a note, and made off with between 300 and 400 Oxycontin pills, according to Rockport Patrol Officer Dana Smith. The man, described as 5 feet 10 inches tall and about 165 pounds, was wearing winter gloves, a winter parka, ski pants, a ball ...

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    August 17, 2011

    Court papers detail Rite-Aid robbery probe

    The 29-year-old Camden man charged with robbing a Rite Aid Pharmacy in Camden two weeks ago will be held without bail. Sean Higgins made his initial court appearance Wednesday, Aug. 17 in Rockland. Bail on the robbery charge was set at $10,000 cash but no bail was set on violating terms of his bail on a pending drug possession charge. Higgins did not speak during the five-minute hearing other than to say he ...

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    August 6, 2011

    Camden Rite Aid robbery suspect apprehended in Connecticut

    Camden police learned late Saturday afternoon that the man fingered in the Aug. 2 robbery of the Rite Aid Pharmacy on Elm Street in downtown Camden had been picked up by Norwich, Conn., police on an unrelated charge. Camden officer Patrick Polky said that Sean Higgins, 29, of Rockland, was charged with interfering in Norwich Saturday. While running a background check on Higgins, Polky said the arrest warrant ...

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    August 4, 2011

    Camden police issue warrant in Rite Aid robbery case

    Acting on a tip, Camden police have obtained a warrant for the arrest of Sean Higgins, 29, of Rockland. Higgins is wanted in connection with Tuesday night's robbery of the Rite Aid Pharmacy in downtown Camden. At approximately 6:30 p.m., Aug. 2, a male with light brown hair wearing gray wind pants with dark stripes down the sides and a dark hooded sweatshirt entered the pharmacy and appeared at the prescription ...

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    August 3, 2011

    Camden Rite-Aid robber makes off with drugs

    Camden police are continuing to investigate a robbery that occurred around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Rite Aid Pharmacy in downtown Camden. According to Chief Randy Gagne, a male with light brown hair wearing gray wind pants with dark stripes down the sides and a dark hooded sweatshirt entered the pharmacy and appeared at the prescription counter. He passed a note to the pharmacist demanding drugs. "The ...

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    May 18, 2011

    Rockland man gets five years for machete robbery at pharmacy

    A 24-year-old Rockland man will spend five years in prison for a Sept. 30 robbery at the Rite-Aid Pharmacy in Rockland in which he wielded a machete. Joshua Powell was sentenced May 17 in Knox County Superior Court to 14 years behind bars with all but five years suspended for robbery. He also pleaded to stealing drugs and criminal threatening. Powell was also charged with assault while being held at jail. Assi...

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