December 8, 2012

Maine averaging more than one pharmacy robbery a week

Police say at least 41 of this year's 54 holdups have led to arrests.

The Associated Press

AUGUSTA — State police say Maine is now averaging more than one pharmacy robbery per week.

A robbery at a Walgreen's drug store in Bangor on Tuesday was Maine's 54th of the year – 30 more than all of last year. Police arrested a suspect in Bangor 22 minutes after the holdup occurred.

The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency says at least 41 of this year's 54 robberies so far have resulted in arrests.

Two sentences were handed down during the past week in court for pharmacy robbers. One got three years in jail and the other received a 2½ year sentence.

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