Middletown Police Seek Public's Help in Robbery Investigation
The robbery occurred Sunday during the hurricane at a pharmacy, one of the few businesses open in Middletown at the time.
“Anyone with any information regarding the robbery, please contact the detective division,” Detective John Dring said on Wednesday.
The incident occurred around 2 p.m. Sunday when a man allegedly walked into the Rite Aid store at Two-Mile Corner on East Main Road, demanded prescription drugs and fled with two bottles of Vicodin, according to a Middletown Police Department spokesman. The suspect told the clerk he was armed with a gun in his pocket but never showed a weapon, according to police.
Police who responded to the scene, assisted by State Police and Portsmouth Police Department officers, searched the area with negative results. One tip about a man matching the suspect's description in the shopping plaza near West Main Road and Valley Road also produced a search with no results, police confirmed.
The suspect is described as a white male, 20 to 30 years old, with scruffy hair. At the time of the incident, he was wearing a brown North Face jacket, hooded sweatshirt, and skateboard sneakers, police confirmed.
Police seek public’s help
- Anyone with information or leads is asked to contact the Middletown Police Department Detective Division.
- As the non-emergency lines remain inoperable due to hurricane damage, police ask that the public temporarily use the emergency line to reach police by calling 846-1104.