POTTSTOWN PA – A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered by Camp Hill PA-based Rite Aid Corp. for information that leads to the arrest and prosecution of an unidentified man involved in the gun-point robbery Halloween night (Oct. 31, 2017) of the Rite Aid Pharmacy at High and Evans streets, according to the Pottstown Police Department.
Police are searching for what they said was a black male subject (estimate age was not supplied) who was seen entering the store Tuesday night at about 10:59 p.m. wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, and tan Timberland-style boots.
The man proceeded through the store to its pharmacy, where police reported “he pulled a mask over his face and brandished a handgun.” He demanded Percocet-brand pills, an opioid narcotic used to treat moderate to severely moderate pain; “told the pharmacist he was serious,” and pointed the gun at the employee while starting a count-down from 10.
The pharmacist complied, and the suspect left the building with an undisclosed number of pills, police said. The robber ran from Rite Aid and headed east in nearby Apple Alley.
Anyone who can provide information regarding the incident is asked to call the department at 610-970-6572.
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