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Police: High speed chase of robbery suspect ends in crash

10:09 PM, Mar 27, 2013   |    comments
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  • Wreckage after crash during high speed chase. Crash closed down exit 22N on I-295 in Freeport Wednesday afternoon. Two occupants were taken to the hospital.
  • Yarmouth Rite Aid where a robbery led to a high speed chase.
    

 

YARMOUTH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - A high speed chase following an apparent pharmacy robbery ended in a crash that shut down part of I-295.

State Police say the incident started after 3:00 PM Wednesday with a robbery at a Rite Aid in Yarmouth. 

The suspects have been identified as 21 year-old Dylan Libby and 18 year-old Madeline Damon. Both are from North Yarmouth, but had recently moved to Bangor.

Yarmouth Police Detective Paul Martin says a lone man walked into the pharmacy and handed over a note demanding narcotics. Detective Martin says the pharmacist handed over a couple bottles of pills.

In a media release, State Department of Public Safety Spokesman Steve McCausland says that after the robbery, police a vehicle driven by Libby, who apparently led them on a high-speed pursuit in which speeds reached up to 100 miles per hour.

That chase ended in a crash at Exit 22 in Freeport. As a result of that crash, both the on and off ramps for the northbound exit were closed through the evening commute.

Police say the two suspects were taken to the hospital and are being treated for multiple injuries. Charges are expected to be filed soon.

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