Photo: Newburyport Police are looking for a drugstore theft suspect

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Newburyport Police are seeking to identify the person pictured above in connection with a robbery that took place at CVS this afternoon. (Photo courtesy of the Newburyport Police Department)

NEWBURYPORT – City Marshal Mark Murray reports that the Newburyport Police Department is actively searching for a suspect involved in a theft this afternoon.

At approximately 2:05 p.m., Newburyport Police responded to CVS, 13 1/2 Pond St., with a theft report.

Upon arrival, police learned that a man had entered the store and approached the pharmacy counter. He allegedly gave the pharmacist a note claiming to have a bomb and demanding prescription drugs. The suspect fled the store with an undisclosed amount of prescription drugs.

The suspect is described as a male in his thirties or forties, measuring approximately 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet and weighing between 160 and 170 pounds. At the time of the theft, he was wearing a bright blue Nike branded hoodie, dark pants, a navy blue baseball cap, gray-colored shoes with white soles, and a light blue surgical mask.

The suspect may be driving an older model blue pickup truck with New Hampshire license plates.

This incident is still under investigation by the Newburyport Police Department. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Newburyport Police at 978-462-4411.

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