WEST RUTLAND-Saturday, Feb. 11, at approximately 4:15 p.m. the
Vermont State Police were dispatched to a armed robbery at Rite Aid
Pharmacy, located at 296 Main Street in West Rutland, Vt. Member
from the Vermont State Police were dispatched immediately to the
scene. Troopers arrived, along with detectives from the Bureau of
Criminal Investigations, to investigate the incident. Upon
investigation, it was learned that a lone white male suspect
presented a note to the pharmacist demanding prescription drugs.
The suspect indicated that he had a weapon, but none was seen
during the incident. The pharmacy turned over an unspecified amount
of prescription medication and the suspect fled.
Vermont State Police Rutland in a joint effort with the
Rutland County Sheriff's Department conducted an investigation into
an armed robbery at the West Rutland Rite Aid. Detectives
reviewed surveillance tapes and a ground search and canvas were
conducted and with the assistance of the public. The suspect was
described as a white male, age 30 - 40 years old, with fair skin,
thin beard growth, last seen wearing a tan parka and dark green
sweatshirt with the hood up.
At approximately 10:20 p.m. a suspect was arrested for the robbery
in West Rutland. Christopher McCarthy, age 42, residing in the
Rutland Area was apprehended outside the West Rutland Price Chopper
and lodged at Marble Valley Correctional Center (MVCC) for lack of