January 14, 2012

Man charged with Portland CVS robbery

By Beth Quimby bquimby@pressherald.com
Staff Writer

PORTLAND — A Portland man was arrested for robbing the CVS pharmacy at 449 Forest Avenue after Portland Police spotted him on the street following Friday afternoon's robbery.

Portland Police Sgt. Dean Goodale said the man, who did not show a weapon, demanded prescription drugs at the pharmacy at 2:50 p.m. He left with several bottles of medication.

Police officers who responded to the scene stopped Paul Ramsey, 57, on Dartmouth Street at the intersection of Baxter Boulevard. He fit the suspect’s description, police said.

After reviewing video surveillance footage of the incident at the pharmacy, Ramsey was arrested and charged with robbery.

The medication was recovered, police said.

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