March 27, 2013

Robbery chase ends in I-295 crash

By Edward D. Murphy emurphy@pressherald.com
Staff Writer

FREEPORT — Two people were injured in a crash that ended a high-speed chase following a pharmacy robbery, officials said. The crash has also closed part of I-295.

Crash location

Steve McCausland, the spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety said a man and woman were fleeing after robbing a Rite-Aid store in Yarmouth of prescription drugs. A chase ensued and ended in the crash in Freeport at the Desert Road exit, he said.

The car in which the pair fled was being chased by Yarmouth Police when it overturned while the driver tried to get off I-295 in Freeport.

The exit will remain closed for the rest of the evening, although the interstate is now open.

Update:
State police identify suspects in Yarmouth drug store robbery

 

Were you interviewed for this story? If so, please fill out our accuracy form

Send question/comment to the editors




Further Discussion

Here at PressHerald.com we value our readers and are committed to growing our community by encouraging you to add to the discussion. To ensure conscientious dialogue we have implemented a strict no-bullying policy. To participate, you must follow our Terms of Use.

Questions about the article? Add them below and we’ll try to answer them or do a follow-up post as soon as we can. Technical problems? Email them to us with an exact description of the problem. Make sure to include:
  • Type of computer or mobile device your are using
  • Exact operating system and browser you are viewing the site on (TIP: You can easily determine your operating system here.)