Rite Aid robbed

LEWISTON — Police Monday night were still looking for a man who robbed a Rite Aid mid-afternoon Monday of the opiate pain reliever OxyContin.

Rite Aid robbery
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Lewiston police Cpl. Timothy Darnell gives a Rite Aid customer directions to another store when the Main Street Rite Aid was locked down after a robbery Monday afternoon.

Rite Aid robbery
Amber Waterman/Sun Journal

Lewiston police officer Jason Nadeau leaves the Main Street Rite Aid after a male entered the store and demanded OxyContin Tuesday afternoon. The man left through a side door with an undisclosed amount of the pain reliever. Police had not located the robber as of Monday night.

According to police, the man walked into the Rite Aid at 315 Main St. and demanded the drug. He left by a side door with an undisclosed amount. Police began searching the area for the man, who was described as being about 6 feet tall, wearing a green snorkel parka that covered his head and face.

Police wouldn't comment on whether the robber had a weapon.

At about the same time, police were involved in three other arrests, including one directly across the street from the Rite Aid in a Central Maine Medical Center parking lot. Lt. Mark Watson said all three arrests were for warrants and were unrelated to the robbery.

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