Camden police learned late Saturday afternoon that the man fingered in the Aug. 2 robbery of the Rite Aid Pharmacy on Elm Street in downtown Camden had been picked up by Norwich, Conn., police on an unrelated charge.

Camden officer Patrick Polky said that Sean Higgins, 29, of Rockland, was charged with interfering in Norwich Saturday. While running a background check on Higgins, Polky said the arrest warrant out of Maine popped up, prompting a call to Knox County Dispatch.

“Dispatch sent them [Norwich police] our ‘Wanted’ poster and they were able to confirm they had our guy,” said Polky.

Higgins is accused of entering the Rite Aid Pharmacy around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday night, approaching the prescription counter, passing a note to the pharmacist and demanding drugs. After the suspect’s request was met, he fled on foot out the back door of the pharmacy.

Attempts to locate the suspect that night were unsuccessful. Surveillance footage and still photos were posted on VillageSoup, and that led to a citizen calling police and identifying Higgins as the man on the video. A warrant for Higgins’ arrest was issued late Thursday, Aug. 4.

Polky said that Higgins is being held in Norwich until Monday, when extradition to Maine will be worked out.

 

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