ENOSBURG — Vermont State Police are searching for a man who attempted to rob the Rite Aid pharmacy here on Saturday.
The robbery bid failed when the backpack the suspect carried fell onto the floor behind the pharmacy counter and he left. Police made no mention of a weapon in a statement released about the incident.
Police said the still unidentified man was wearing a dark hat and a scarf that covered his face when he entered the pharmacy on Main Street at around 3:40 p.m. The man placed a black backpack and a note on the counter. The note demanded narcotics. According to police, the suspect became agitated when the backpack fell off of the counter. He then left the store.
Store video images show the man, but not clearly.
Police said that the suspect was seen on Main Street getting into the passenger side of a dark sedan getaway vehicle.
The robber was wearing light colored pants, a grayish colored hoodie and black hat with a possible black scarf to hide his face. A witness reported that the robber may have had a limp. The robber was described as a white male approximately five feet six inches, clean-shaven with a medium build.
The backpack, now held by police, is dark in color and bears an “incase” company logo.
Detective Edward Meslin, of the VSP St. Albans barracks has asked that anyone with information about the incident call VSP in St. Albans at 524-5993.