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Police seek community help in Rite Aid robberies

John Joyce
505-5432/@JohnJoyceYD
  • Southern Regional Police are trying to identify a man suspected of robbing three Rite Aid Pharmacy stores in three counties.
  • Investigators say the same man has struck in Dauphin, Lancaster and now York County.

The Southern Regional Police Department is asking for the public's help identifying a man caught on surveillance cameras after robbing the pharmacy at a Rite Aid in Stewartstown.

Police say the man, who passed a note demanding oxycodone, is suspected of committing similar robberies in Dauphin and Lancaster counties.

Police need help identifying this man, who was caught on store security cameras after allegedly robbing the Rite Aid Pharmacy in Stewartstown.

In a news release posted to Facebook, investigators describe the white male suspect in his 20s as being 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing between 125 and 150 pounds and having short brown, or possibly black, greasy hair. During the latest incident, he wore dark aviator-style sunglasses and a blue or black baseball cap with a light-colored front. He also wore a dark-colored T-shirt with silver writing on it, blue jeans and black sneakers, according to the release.

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The suspect has three teardrops tattooed on his face, two under his right eye and one under his left eye. He has a golf ball-sized scar or mark on the lower left side of his neck.

Anyone with information regarding the man's identity or location is asked to call Southern Regional Police Detective William Shafer at (717) 235-3944, ext. 132.

— Reach John Joyce at jjoyce2@yorkdispatch.comor on Twitter at @JohnJoyceYD