Police Search for Armed Robber of Hartford-Area Pharmacies

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. Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;}

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

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