January 19

Portland police ask for help identifying robber of two CVS stores

They release photos taken from video surveillance footage of both robberies.

By Matt Byrne mbyrne@pressherald.com
Staff Writer

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the man believed to be responsible for the robberies of two CVS drugstores in Portland over the past week.

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Police are looking for assistance in identifying this man in connection to a robbery Jan. 17, at the CVS store at 449 Forest Ave.

Courtesy of the Portland Police Department

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Police are looking for assistance in identifying this man in connection to a robbery Jan. 12, at the CVS store in the Westgate Shopping Center on Congress Street.

Courtesy of the Portland Police Department

The latest robbery occurred Friday night at the CVS in the Forest Avenue Plaza at 449 Forest Ave., police said. The earlier robbery took place Jan. 12 at the CVS in the Westgate Shopping Center on Congress Street.

On Saturday afternoon, police released still photos taken from video surveillance footage recorded during both robberies.

On Friday night, police believe the man waited outside the store for customers to leave before he entered and passed a threatening note to a cashier demanding money. In both cases, the robber fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The robber of the CVS on Forest Avenue was described as a black man in his 30s or 40s, about 6 feet tall. He was wearing a black and white flannel shirt over a dark hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and tan boots.

No one was injured in either robbery, and no weapon was displayed. Anyone with information about the robberies is urged to call the Portland police at 874-8587.

Matt Byrne can be reached at 791-6303 or at:

mbyrne@pressherald.com

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