BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) --- Another rash of pharmacy robberies happened in the Bangor area over the course of the day on Sunday. A suspect in one of the thefts was caught by police.
Bangor police arrested 46-year-old Jeffrey Macy of Eastbrook. Investigators say Macy went into the Rite Aid on Union Street in Bangor just before 4 p.m. He allegedly handed a note to the pharmacy clerk saying he had a weapon and wanted prescription drugs.
Just minutes earlier another Rite Aid pharmacy was robbed on Wilson Street in Brewer. Police say a suspect in that incident also made off with prescription drugs. A third robbery happened an hour later at a pharmacy inside a Hannaford grocery store in Bangor.
Rite Aid has had a number of its pharmacies in Maine robbed over the course of the year. Company officials say they're doing everything they can to prevent more.
"We're as a company investing millions of dollars in technology and safety measures to keep our stores safe," said Ashley Flower, is the spokesperson for 'Rite Aid Pharmacies,' "its absolutely our number one priority to keep our customers and our associates working in the stores safe."
Jeffrey Macy is facing charges for robbery, possession of drugs and criminal threatening. He is currently being held at the Penobscot County jail.
Meanwhile Brewer police are still on the hunt for the suspect in their pharmacy robbery.
Investigators are looking for a white male about 5 foot 6 inches in height and average build. He was last seen wearing a blue hooded jacket. Anyone with any information is asked to call the Brewer Police Department at (207)989-7000.