Rite Aid on Hillcrest Road robbed

July 27, 2009

HAGERSTOWN -- Two men, one carrying a gun, walked into the Rite Aid pharmacy at 825 W. Hillcrest Road on Monday night and demanded money and prescriptions, according to a Hagerstown Police Department spokesman.

The men obtained an unknown amount of money in the 8:40 p.m. incident and it is unclear if they stole any drugs, said Sgt. Jim Robison.

The men were wearing dark clothing with hoods and one of the men was wearing a white mask, Robison said.

The men fled the store off Pennsylvania Avenue in an unknown direction, Robison said.

The men might have discarded some of their clothing in the area, Robison said. Police found some clothing near the pharmacy that might be connected to the holdup, he said.

Dogs were used in an unsuccessful attempt to track the suspects, Robison said.

The men might have climbed into a car in the area, he said.

Robberies of drugstores have been common in recent years, often involving the theft of OxyContin, an addictive prescription drug.


-- Dave McMillion

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