NEWBURYPORT — City Marshal Mark Murray reports that the Newburyport Police Department is actively searching for a suspect involved in a robbery this afternoon.
At approximately 2:05 p.m., Newburyport Police responded to CVS, 13 1/2 Pond St., for a report of a robbery.
Upon arrival, police learned that a man had walked into the store and approached the pharmacy counter. He reportedly handed the pharmacist a note claiming to have a bomb and demanding prescription drugs. The suspect fled the store with an undisclosed quantity of prescription drugs.
The suspect is described as a male in his 30’s or 40’s, approximately 5-feet-10-inches to 6-feet tall and between 160-170 pounds. At the time of the robbery, he was wearing a bright blue Nike-branded hooded sweatshirt, dark pants, a navy blue baseball-style hat, gray-colored shoes with white soles and a light blue surgical mask.
The suspect may be driving a blue older-model pickup truck with New Hampshire plates.
This incident remains under investigation by the Newburyport Police Department. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Newburyport Police at 978-462-4411.