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Arrest Made in Augusta Pharmacy Robbery
01/25/2013 8:50 AM ET  

Police have made an arrest in connection with a pharmacy robbery in Augusta earlier this week.

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) _ Police said 19-year-old Anthony Post of Auburn was arrested Thursday in connection with the robbery of prescription medications Tuesday from the CVS on Stone Street.

Deputy Chief Jared Mills said Post was turned over to the FBI and is expected to be charged in federal court.

Mills told the Kennebec Journal an unprecedented epidemic of pharmacy robberies, the city had nine in 2012, has led city police to join forces with federal authorities to combat it.

Surveillance cameras caught a number of images of the suspect and Mills said those led to the identification of Post.

The same pharmacy has been robbed two other times within the past year.


(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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