Man robs Elk­ton-area phar­macy

Re­mains on loose

Cecil Whig - - RELIGION - By CARL HAMIL­TON

ca­hamil­ton@ ce­cil­whig. com

— A man re­mains on the loose af­ter rob­bing an Elk­ton- area phar­macy last week, the Ce­cil Coun-

ELK­TON

ty Sher­iff’s Of­fice re­ported Fri­day.

The rob­bery oc­curred about 5: 45 p. m. Wed­nes­day, Aug. 31, at the Rite Aid Phar­macy at 728 E. Pu­laski High­way, ac­cord­ing to Lt. Michael Holmes, a CCSO spokesman.

“The sus­pect walked up to the cashier, im­plied that he had a weapon and de­manded money,” Holmes said, de­clin­ing to spec­ify the type of weapon that the ban­dit said he pos­sessed to avoid com­pro­mis­ing the ac­tive in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

Af­ter the em­ployee handed over an undis­closed sum of cash, the man left the store and was last seen on foot as he headed south behind the store, Holmes re­ported.

The sus­pect is de- scribed as a white man who was wear­ing a blue hooded sweat­shirt, tan pants, a black ban­dana and a black hat, po­lice said.

A store sur­veil­lance camera video­taped the rob­bery, and in­ves­tiga- tors have been study­ing the footage in hopes of iden­ti­fy­ing him, po­lice added.

“We have been in con­tact with nearby ( po­lice) agen­cies to see if there have been sim­i­lar rob­beries,” Holmes said.

CE­CIL WHIG PHOTO BY JANE BELLMYER

A vol­un­teer from Wa­ter Witch Fire Com­pany di­rects a jet of wa­ter into the com­pres­sor of an air con­di­tion­ing unit that over­heated Tues­day af­ter­noon at Glen Creek Apart­ments in Elk­ton.

CE­CIL WHIG PHOTO BY JANE BELLMYER

Fire­fight­ers from Singerly Fire Com­pany push an over­heated air con­di­tion­ing unit away from the wall of apart­ments in build­ing 4 of Glen Creek Apart­ments in Elk­ton Tues­day af­ter­noon.

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