Po­lice re­spond to Rite Aid rob­bery

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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.

TOM KELLY III — FOR DIG­I­TAL FIRST ME­DIA

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.

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