Sunday, May 14, 2017

Rite Aid, robbed last month, posts Wanted poster (Photo)

The Rite Aid store in the Westwood Shopping Center that was hit by pharmacy robbers last month now has a Wanted poster up at the entrance. Both suspects in that robbery, which shut down the store for most of the day it took place, fled and remain at large. Interestingly, the poster with photos of suspects sought by police is from the Metropolitan Police Department, not Montgomery County.

Suspects who appear are said to have been involved in robberies at Rite Aid stores in Adelphi and Washington, D.C. It's unclear if they are the same men who robbed the Westbard Rite Aid, but it wouldn't make much sense to have the poster up in Bethesda if they aren't.

A second proactive step the store has taken, is to hire a security guard, a very unusual addition to grocery and drug stores in the 20816 zip code. The reward of up to $5000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Rite Aid robbery suspects has been issued by Rite Aid itself, not D.C. police.

Photo: Cordell Pugh

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I bet the Rite-Aid district manager ordered all Rite-Aids to post the sign. It may help catch the crook, and also deter them from robbing other Rite-AIds.