Police combing through video leads

Police in Whitehall and Rutland continue to look for a man who robbed two pharmacies at gunpoint last Monday.

Whitehall Village Police Chief Matthew Dickinson said that the police are working on a number of leads, including those they got from surveillance cameras.

“We have been working video leads,” said Dickinson. “We have all of the different surveillance from around the community.”

Along with the surveillance form the cameras throughout the town of Whitehall, the police also have shots taken from the Rite Aid Pharmacy in West Rutland.

“We have a very good still photo of our number one suspect and we are working on determining an identification,” said Dickinson.

While the local police have relied on surveillance from different stores in the area, there were no pictures or video available from the CVS Pharmacy.

Dickinson said that there was a form of security at the store, but that CVS as well as all local businesses are now using some sort of surveillance.

“CVS did have some type of surveillance with motion detectors, but that is more of an after hours thing,” said Dickinson. “All of our community stores do now have surveillance as we speak, and CVS is not an open target, they do have video.”

The suspect in question fled from the CVS store on Broadway in Whitehall at about 6:35 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 5, after he had entered the store and went to the pharmacy counter, where he appeared to show a gun to the employee at the pharmacy counter and gave a note demanding OxyContin and Oxycodone.

“He was displaying what appeared to be a handgun to the store employee in his waistband,” said Whitehall Village Police Chief Matthew Dickinson. “The pharmacy employee complied with the demand and the suspect fled on foot in a southerly direction without any further incident.”

The Rite Aid in West Rutland was also held up at approximately 7:21 p.m. by a man who had a similar description and also showed what appeared to be a handgun and gave an employee a note demanding the same narcotics.



Read more in this week's Times in newsstands now or click here to read right now with our e-edition.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

North Country Freepress – 10/09/15

Northshire Freepress – 10/09/15

Lakes Region Freepress – 10/09/15

Weekender – 10/09/15

Classifieds 10/07/15

Scottie’s closing doors ‘for good’


By Christina Scanlon There was no sign on the locked doors Tuesday morning, but everyone in town was already spreading […]

Facebook probe concludes – in private

Board of Ed 2014

By Dan King The investigation into the alleged hacking of Whitehall School District clerk Martha Bascue’s Facebook page is now […]

Bridge-walkers beware

Saunders Street Bridge 1874

By Dan King We might all be criminals without even knowing it. If you’ve ever strode across the Saunders Street […]

Trailers released for Whitehall-based documentary

Bigfoot 2

By Dan King Bigfoot is coming to the big screen. A documentary filmmaker, who is aiming to tell the stories […]

Superintendent introduces policy book

By Dan King Interim school superintendent Bill Scott has given the Whitehall Board of Education an eight-part policy book that […]

Edward’s Market celebrates one year anniversary


By Christina Scanlon It was chilly out Monday morning, as some gathered at the front door of Edwards Market, waiting […]

Budget hearing Oct. 14

By Dan King After two workshops to hash things out, Whitehall Town Board members have put forth a proposed budget […]