TribLIVE

| News


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

Man who robbed Hempfield Rite Aid sought

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.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Westmoreland

  1. Father, son killed in East Huntingdon crash
  2. Penn Township man seeking gun permit accused of bringing heroin to courthouse
  3. YouTube campaign by Latrobe 4-year-old aids Alzheimer’s Association
  4. Adelphoi resident charged as adult in Latrobe assault
  5. Consent decree that limits weddings at Foxley Farms ruled valid
  6. Forbes: Monday is pizza night at St. Pius
  7. Police: Westmoreland women stole thousands to pay for dog show hobby
  8. Latrobe man who admitted role in fatal crash allowed to continue driving
  9. Murrysville man draws on experiences in starting SAT prep academy
  10. Sunoco wants to rebuild station in Greensburg
  11. Sewickley Township man got food stamps, $206K in gas well royalties, investigators say
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.