Query into pharmacy robbery continues

LEWISTOWN – The Lewistown Police Department is investigating an incident in which a man entered a pharmacy and demanded medication from employees, according to a report from police.

Police said around 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 29, a white male, between 25 and 30 years old, entered the Lewistown Pharmacy on North Grand Street and handed an employee a note and demanded a bottle of medication. According to the report, the man was given a bottle of medication and he fled on foot from the pharmacy. Police said no weapon was used in the incident.

Patrolling officers received the call about the incident and started a block by block search for the man, but could not locate him, but quickly located a woman who reported her vehicle had just been stolen from a parking lot half a block away from the pharmacy, according to a report. Police said the woman told officers she had started her vehicle and left it unattended while she visited a friend in another part of the parking lot.

According to the report, officers recovered evidence in the parking lot connecting the suspect from the pharmacy incident to the stolen vehicle.

Police said they are looking for a 2007 silver Hyundai Azera with license plate number FCXD2274, and the suspect is described as a white male about 5 feet 10 inches tall, medium build, and 25 to 30 years old. According to the report, the male was wearing dark pants, a green knit cap, dark coat with a scarf covering his face.

Police said they have determined the man was walking up and down North Wayne Street prior to the incident and are asking anyone who may have seen him or have any information to call police at 248-6716. Police were assisted by Granville Police and Pennsylvania State Police Lewistown.