Suspect in Rite Aid robbery linked to several pharmacy robberies

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police say they’ve made an arrest in a pharmacy armed robbery.

They say the incident happened at the Rite Aid at 4502 Shipyard Boulevard, which is the one near College Road, before 11 a.m. today.

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Police say Jason Stash, 35, has been charged with six counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon charges. Investigators say he’s suspected of committing six different pharmacy robberies since April of 2014. Those robbery locations include – Rite Aid, Walgreens, CVS and Kings Pharmacy.

Police say Stash used a gun in the incident and took prescription drugs in today’s robbery.

Dispatchers say several schools were briefly on lockdown, including Roland-Grise Middle School, Holly Tree Elementary and Hoggard High School.