Newport Rite Aid Robbed Again

Updated 2 years ago

For the second time in exactly one month, the Rite Aid pharmacy in Newport was robbed.Authorities say a man walked into the store Sunday around 2 p.m. He gave workers a note, demanding prescription drugs.The suspect did not show a weapon, according to police. He got away in a small silver car, most likely a General Motors make.The store is located on the corner of Route 100 and Route 2.The robber is described as a white man, in his 20’s about six feet tall with a medium build.He had scruffy beard growth, according to witnesses.The suspect was wearing a Boston Red Sox baseball cap, dark pullover sweatshirt with graphics on the front of it, dark jeans and wrap-around sunglasses.On August 16th, a man also described as six feet tall, robbed the pharmacy. Like Sunday’s case, he too handed the pharmacist a note demanding drugs.Anyone with information on either pharmacy robbery is asked to call Newport police at 368-3263.


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