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Drugs taken in Rite Aid robbery
Wednesday, December 05, 2012 3:01 PM

By MELINDA KRICK • Progress Editor

PAULDING – Paulding Police are still searching for an individual who robbed the Rite Aid pharmacy last week in Paulding and got away with prescription drugs.

According to Police Chief Randy Crawford, on Thursday, Nov. 29 at about 1:27 p.m., a male entered the Rite Aid store at 1000 N. Williams St. and went to the pharmacy counter.

The male handed a pharmacy employee a note demanding prescription drugs. The note also stated he had a gun, although no gun was shown.

The man received some prescription drugs and left through the front door of the store and got into a gold or silver Grand Prix or Grand Am across the street which another male was driving. The vehicle was seen heading north out of Paulding on U.S. 127 and then turned west on Road 176.


Other witnesses reported seeing someone running north or east through the nearby Chief parking lot.

The suspect is described as:

a white male

between 5’7-5’10 tall

thin build

brown hair

some facial hair

wearing a gray zip-up hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans with dark blue stitched pattern on one leg and a red-stitched pattern on one of the back pockets, and black shoes.

On Tuesday, Crawford said he continues to check on leads and has no additional information to release. He added that the suspect got away with only drugs and no cash.

Anyone with information concerning this crime is asked to contact the Paulding Police Department at 419-399-3311.

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