Vernon Police Search for Pharmacy Robber, Reward Offered

Vernon police are returning to the scene of an armed robbery today to hand out fliers and search for information that could lead them to the robber.

A $2,5000 reward is being offered for information leading to the robber’s arrest.

According to police, the Walgreens pharmacy at 529 Talcottville Road in Vernon was robbed around 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. Police believe the suspect is connected to several other pharmacy robberies in surrounding towns, including Manchester, South Windsor, Meriden and East Hartford.

He’s described as a white male with a handgun, between 45 and 55 years old. Police said he stands between 5’10” and 6’0” tall and has a “muscular to husky” build. At the time of the Vernon robbery, he was wearing a dark gray, flat-brimmed baseball cap with sunglasses and a long-sleeved dark sweatshirt.

Police will be on scene at the Walgreens from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 to hand out fliers and look for witnesses, including anyone who might have seen unusual people or cars in the area.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 888-479-8477 or Vernon police at 860-872-9126.

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