A New York man who robbed a Saco pharmacy in 2014 was sentenced on Thursday in U.S. District Court in Portland to serve two years in federal prison.

Scott McMahon, 33, of Orchard Park, New York, approached the pharmacy counter at Rite Aid in Saco on Sept. 10, 2014, and told a worker, “I’m watching you,” and then handed a note saying, “give me oxymorphine/oxycontin. If you don’t it will get ugly,” according to court records.

McMahon briefly escaped after the robbery with 18 10mg Oxycontin pills worth $49, but police tracked him to a Saco motel about a half mile away. His DNA was found on a sweatshirt that matched the one worn by the robber, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

McMahon pleaded guilty to a charge of interference with commerce by robbery before Judge Jon Levy on Feb. 12, 2016.

He was also sentenced to serve three years of supervised release following completion of his prison term.

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