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Augusta Pharmacy Robbed Again…Twice This Week [UPDATE: Arrest Made]

UPDATE: Augusta police have taken Ryan McLaughlin, 26 of Dreseden, into custody and is being held on federal charges related to the robberies of a pharmacy at an Augusta Shaw’s on Monday (Nov. 11) and Tuesday (Nov. 12.)

Earlier story:

The pharmacy at the Shaw’s Supermarket on Western Ave., Augusta was robbed today (Nov. 13) just before 12:30 pm. It is the second time this week that the same location has been robbed. Monday (Nov. 11) was the first incident.

The Augusta Police Department says a man entered the pharmacy and handed employees a threatening note asking for Oxycontin. Authorities believe both robberies, which occurred around the same time both days, were committed by the same man.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 20’s, 6 feet tall with brown hair and wearing a green Carhartt style jacket. The male fled the pharmacy/supermarket on foot and was tracked with the use of a K-9 unit with no success. No one was injured during the incident.

If anyone has any information they are asked to call the Augusta Police Department at 626-2370.

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