TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Man who robbed Hempfield Rite Aid sought

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.
Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, 12:01 a.m.
 

State police are seeking the man who robbed the Rite Aid pharmacy on Route 30 in Hempfield Thursday night and fled with six bottles of prescription pain medication.

The suspect, described as a 5-foot 9-inch white male in his late 20s, walked into the drugstore wearing a white knit band around his face and an oversized hooded sweatshirt, said Trooper Steve Limani.

The thinly built man handed a pharmacy technician a note with the words, “Stay Calm and Be Quiet” and told her to give it to the pharmacist, Trooper William Bigelow said.

The note demanded all of the pharmacy's 15-milligram and 30-milligram Oxycodone and stated that he had a gun and would “hurt you all.” As the technician was reading the note, the suspect repeatedly told the employee to “be quiet and hurry up,” Bigelow said.

The pharmacist put six bottles of pain pills in a Rite Aid bag, gave it to the robber, who then demanded the pharmacist return his note, Bigelow said.

Rite Aid is offering a $2,500 reward for the arrest and conviction of the person responsible.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Westmoreland

  1. Acme man’s ephemeral sculptures appear to defy laws of physics
  2. A family’s flag flies again in Mt. Pleasant
  3. Hempfield train crash search called off; no evidence found
  4. Motorcyclist killed after striking pole in Penn Township
  5. 2 from Westmoreland County charged in child porn investigation
  6. Westmoreland used car dealers indicted in fraud
  7. Online donors help Hempfield teen whose wallet was stolen
  8. Defense for Irwin man charged in fatal wreck seeks expert to aid in his defense
  9. Arnold man could get resisting arrest charge dismissed
  10. Westmoreland County Blind Association building brimming with activity
  11. Mt. Pleasant Borough discusses high grass dilemma