by Karen E. Viereck, Editor/Publisher
LOGAN TWP. – Logan Township Police reported that an armed robbery took place at the Rite Aid in Beckett on May 22. A large quantity of the pain medication was stolen, along with an employee’s car during the incident.
Logan Police, responding to the call at approximatley 9:28 a.m. at the Rite Aid on Village Center Drive, were advised that a man armed with a knife and a hammer, had just fled the store in car he stole from a Rite Aid associate.
According to police, the suspect entered the store wearing a red coverall, yellow traffic vest and a white hard hat. He wore yellow safety glasses and a white mask in an effort to further conceal his identity.
The suspect approached the pharmacy, leaped over the counter and demanded all the Oxycodone. He then took the keys to a 2011 Chrysler 200 owned by a store associate and fled the scene in the stolen car.
Logan Officers, assisted by Woolwich Towship Police, conducted an extensive search of the surrounding areas in an effort to locate both the car and the suspect. The stolen vehicle was subsequently located several hours later in a nearby parking lot. The car was impounded and processed for evidence.