AUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - Maine's epidemic of pharmacy robberies has hit Augusta harder than any other city or town. Police in Augusta say they have had nine pharmacy robberies so far this year.

The latest was Wednesday afternoon store on Capitol Street --the third time that store has been hit this year. Police say the man walked in and demanded Oxycodone, the opiate pain reliever. He left the store after getting the drugs and reportedly raw away. Deputy Chief Jared Mills says the number of robberies is a big concern to police and Augusta residents. No one has been hurt yet, but he says its just a matter of time.

Police say the man could be the same person who committed two other recent pharmacy robberies in Augusta, and that's part of the investigation.

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