August 3rd, 2012 by WCBC Radio
On Thursday, at approximately 4:30 PM a lone suspect entered the Tri-Towns Pharmacy in Westernport. The suspect approached the counter and handed an employee a black colored backpack and demanded that they fill it with narcotics. While doing so, the suspect was touching what the employee thought may have been the handle of a handgun in the waist band of his pants. The employee complied with the demand and handed the backpack back to the suspect. The suspect exited the building and fled on foot.
The Allegany County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene. With the assistance of the Maryland State Police, a K-9 dog and it’s handler from the Maryland Natural Resources Police, and Maryland State Police helicopter “Trooper 5”, a search of the area was conducted, but the suspect was not located. The suspect was described as a white male, approximately 5-06 to 5-08 in height, and thin build. He was wearing an orange colored fleece jacket, “baggy” blue jeans, white sunglasses, black mask, and gloves.
Anyone with information regarding this case can call the Allegany County Sheriff’s Office at 301-777-5959, or the C3I Unit at 301-777-0326. If callers wish to remain anonymous, they can call the Allegany/Mineral County Crime Solvers at 301-722-4300, where callers may be eligible for a reward of up to $1500.00 for information leading to an arrest in this case.
The investigation is continuing by the Allegany County Sheriff’s Office and C3I.