Police respond to Rite Aid robbery
POTTSTOWN » Details have emerged on a robbery that occurred at the Rite Aid on High Street on Halloween night.
Police say at approximately 8:59 p.m. Oct. 31, a black male wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and tan Timberland-style boots entered the Rite Aid store located at High and Evans streets.
The suspect proceeded to the pharmacy were he pulled a mask over his face and brandished a handgun, police said. He then demanded Percocet pills and told the pharmacist that he was serious, police said. The suspect then pointed the gun at the pharmacist and began a countdown starting at 10.
The suspect left with an undisclosed number of pills and ran from the Rite Aid and went east in Apple Alley, according to authorities. A K-9 unit from North Coventry Police Department assisted Pottstown Police at the scene, according to reports.
Rite Aid has offered a reward up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the suspect.
Police are investigating a robbery at the Rite Aid at 340 High St. in Pottstown at closing time Halloween night. A K-9 unit was North Coventry was brought in to search the area and was seen going down Apple Street behind the pharmacy following a trail.