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Police Search for Armed Robber of Hartford-Area Pharmacies



    Vernon and Meriden Police Departments
    Police are searching for this man in connection with a string of recent pharmacy robberies in Vernon, Meriden, Manchester, South Windsor and East Hartford.

    Police are searching for the man who robbed a Walgreens pharmacy at gunpoint in Vernon on Saturday and believe he might be responsible for other pharmacy robberies in the area.

    Just after 11 a.m. on Saturday, a man walked into the Walgreens on Route 83 at Dart Hill Road, approached the pharmacist and took out a handgun, police said.

    He got away with an unidentified amount of prescription drugs, according to police. No one was injured during the incident.

    The man is 5-feet-10 to 6-feet tall. He was wearing a baseball hat, sunglasses, a dark long-sleeved crewneck sweatshirt and dark pants.

    Police said the man might be connected to several other pharmacy robberies, including the Sept. 15 robbery of a Manchester Walgreens, the Sept. 25 robbery of a CVS in South Windsor, the Oct. 3 robbery of a Walgreens in Meriden and the Oct. 11 robbery of an East Hartford CVS.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact Vernon police at 860-872-9126.