Police seek robber who held up Rite Aid in Abington


Police in Abington Township, Montgomery County, are seeking a lone gunman who robbed the Rite Aid pharmacy at 1441 Old York Rd., Abington, on Tuesday, Oct. 16.

Deputy Police Chief John A. Livingood said the store was preparing to close at 10 p.m. when the man entered. There were three employees, but no customers, inside the store at the time.

The gunman is described as a white male, approximately 5-feet 10-inches tall, wearing a red sweatshirt with the hood up, a dark-colored mask or scarf covering his lower face, a dark, short-sleeved shirt over the sweatshirt, blue jeans, and dark-colored gloves.

The robber was armed with a long barrel, dark-colored revolver. He ordered the three employees to the office and removed a quantity of cash before escaping on foot.

No vehicle was seen. No shots were fired, and no one was injured.

Anyone with information may call the police at (215) 885-4450.