Police looking for suspect in pharmacy drug robbery

Police were searching Thursday for a woman who robbed the Buxton Rite Aid Pharmacy at 10:30 a.m. by making a threat and demanding narcotics.

Once handed narcotics, the woman left the store and was last seen walking into the parking lot. She was described as about 5 feet 5 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall with a medium build and wearing a white knit hat, sunglasses, a white turtleneck, a long black coat, black gloves, jeans and sneakers.

Buxton police were assisted by police from Gorham, the York County and Cumberland sheriff’s departments and Maine State Police. A search using a K-9 unit was unsuccessful.

Anyone with information should contact Buxton police at (207) 929-6612.


City bars on the lookout for underage drinkers, fake IDs

Bar owners in Portland are cracking down on underage drinking this holiday weekend, when many college students are home for Thanksgiving.

WMTW-TV reported that employees will be paying extra-close attention to driver’s licenses and asking those suspected of offering fake IDs to sign their names to see if their signatures match what’s printed on their licenses.

When they find a fake ID, bar owners also will be sending text messages to about 20 other bars in the city to alert them to the fakes.

Those caught with fake IDs can face fines of up to $200.

— From staff and news services