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CVS ROBBERY INFORMATION

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 Whitehall, NY
CVS ROBBERY
 
On Monday, January 5, 2009, at approximately 6:35 PM, Whitehall Police, assisted by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and New York State Police, responded to the CVS Pharmacy store located on Broadway, Whitehall, for a reported Armed Robbery.
 
The suspect was described as a white male, late teens – early twenties, between 5’10” and 6’3”, wearing a brown jacket with a hood, baseball cap, blue jeans and sneakers.
 
The suspect entered the store, proceeding to the pharmacy in the rear of the store, handing the pharmacy employee a note demanding OxyContin and Oxycodone, also displaying what appeared to be a handgun to the store employee in his waistband.
 
The pharmacy employee complied with the demand and the suspect fled on foot in a southernly direction without further incident.
 
At this time the Vermont State Police are investigating a similar incident that occurred in West Rutland, VT, approximately  45 minutes after the incident in Whitehall, NY.  The information regarding that case is similar to the information reported in the Whitehall CVS incident.
 
The Whitehall Police are continuing to investigate leads and tips discovered.
 
The Whitehall Police department is asking the public for assistance in this matter, anyone with any information that would be helpful or any person(s) in the general area shortly before or after the time mentioned above should contact the Whitehall Police Department at (518)747-3325. 

 

You may also submit tips via our website here... or by email at info@whitehallpolice.org .
 
 
Whitehall Police are issuing the shown composite drawing as described by a witness in the CVS case in Whitehall, NY.  (Updated 01/07/2009 - 13:30 Hrs)
 
 
Whitehall Police are continuing to view additional video footage and following up on a number of leads.  (Updated 01/16/2009 - 09:33 Hrs)
 
 
 
 
 
 

VERMONT STATE POLICE
PRESS RELEASE INFORMATION
 
 

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY 
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE

INCIDENT: Armed Robbery

CASE #: 09C100088

TROOPER:   Det. Sgt. Albert Abdelnour  
STATION:  VSP/Rutland  
CONTACT#:  802-773-9101

DATE/TIME: 01/05/09 1921 hrs.

LOCATION (specific): Main St West Rutland

ACCUSED: Unknown  

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT

At approximately 1921 hrs a white male, wearing a brown Carhartt Jacket with a hood entered the Rite Aid Pharmacy on Main St in the town of West Rutland, VT. The male suspect is described as being approximately 5'11" to 6'03" tall, thin build in the area of 175 lbs. He has dirty blond to brown colored hair, which is closely cropped. He has no facial hair, but appeared to have some stubble. He was also described as having light colored or greenish-blue eyes. The suspect is believed to be between 18 and 25.

The suspect did show what appeared to be a hand gun and used a note to demand the Oxycontin and Oxycodone. The suspect was wearing the hood at the time of the incident.
 
After this incident it was learned that Whitehall Police in Whitehall, NY, were also investigating a similar armed robbery at the CVS, which took place at approximately 1830 hrs. It was found that the description of the suspect did match and these are presently being investigated as possibly the same individual. Please contact Whitehall Police for further information into their investigation.
 
Anyone having any information is requested to contact Det. Sgt. Albert Abdelnour at 802-773-9101.

 

 

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STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY 
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE - UPDATE

INCIDENT: Armed Robbery

CASE #: 09C100088

TROOPER:   Det. Sgt. Albert Abdelnour  
STATION:  VSP/Rutland  
CONTACT#:  802-773-9101

DATE/TIME: 01/05/09 1921 hrs.

LOCATION (specific): Main St West Rutland

There is a reward of up to $1,000.00 for information leading to the arrest of the subject(s) involved in the recent pharmacy armed robbery.  This reward is supported by the RxPatrol-Crime Stoppers and the National Community Pharmacists Association.  The number to call is 1-888-479-8477.

 

 

 

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE

Subject: West Rutland Armed Robbery Update

Whitehall Police have interviewed a gentleman, who was in the area of the armed robbery at the CVS during the incident. He observed a vehicle parked suspiciously on a street directly next to the CVS, in a loading dock area. Two males were in the vehicle, when he observed it parked. When he walked past after the Police cars started to arrive, the vehicle was gone.
 
The vehicle description:
 
Older Model White VW Jetta, squared shaped, between 1993 and 1998. It was reported that the vehicle was standard with no aftermarket body add-ons and no outstanding identifying marks or rust.
 

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A male driver was observed and described as being tanned with darker mid length hair that curled at the ends. He was further described as being clean shaven and possibly in his mid to early 20s. No description of the passenger was given.

It is believed the passenger may have been the suspect in the armed robberies at the Rite Aid in West Rutland, VT and the CVS in Whitehall, NY.  The subject is described as a white male, 18 to 20 years old, clean shaven, with a baby face. He is reported to be between 5'11" and 6'03" tall, closely cropped dirty blond to brown hair.
 
Anyone with possible information is requested to call Det. Sgt. Abdelnour Vermont State Police 802-773-9101, or Chief Dickinson Whitehall Police 518-795-8481.

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