UPDATE: Suspect linked to pharmacy robberies arrested in northern Ohio

MARIETTA, Ohio (WTAP) - UPDATE: 12/13/18 9:55 A.M.

Federal authorities in northern Ohio have arrested a suspect believed to be linked to a series of pharmacy robberies in multiple states, police said.

Marietta police have been investigating an armed robbery at the Rite Aid store on Greene Street on Dec. 2 and said the suspect arrested on Dec. 7 is believed to have been involved in similar crimes both before and after the local robbery.

In a news release Thursday morning, Marietta police said federal authorities are still conducting their investigation and that the suspect has not been identified because he has not been charged in connection with the local robbery.

No other details of the investigation have been released, including where the suspect was arrested.

A suspect identified by police as a black male robbed the Marietta Rite Aid. A pharmacist struck by the suspect's weapon was taken to the hospital, according to police.

UPDATE: 12/11/18 12;35 P.M.

More than a week after an armed robbery at the Rite Aid in Marietta, the company is offering a $10,000 reward to help catch the suspect, authorities said.

Marietta police say detectives are running down leads in the Dec. 2 robbery at the store on Greene Street, but so far there have been no arrests.

According to police, the suspect is a black male who should be considered armed and dangerous. He may have fled with another person in a newer red or maroon-colored car with temporary tags.

A pharmacist at the store was taken to the hospital after being hit with a pistol during the robbery.

Anyone with information is asked to call Marietta police at 740-373-4141.

UPDATE: 12/02/18 8:40 P.M.

Marietta Police are asking for the public's help in identifying the suspect in an armed robbery at a Rite Aid pharmacy in Marietta.

They tell us the suspect is a black male.

The incident happened at the Rite Aid, located at 301 Greene Street, at 5:49 p.m on Sunday.

A pharmacist was injured after being pistol whipped and was transported to Marietta Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Marietta Police say the suspect is believed to have fled in a newer red or maroon colored car with temporary tags and with another person in the car. It's suspected they were in the area for sometime before the incident occurred.

Please contact Marietta Police at 740-373-4141 if you have information about the suspect and accomplice.

Police say these individuals are considered armed and dangerous.

ORIGINAL STORY: 12/02/18 7:00 P.M.

Marietta Police are investigating an armed robbery at a Rite Aid Sunday evening.

It happened at 6 p.m.

Police say they are looking for a maroon-colored car, possibly a Ford or Mitsubishi. They tell us the possible suspects are a young black male and a young white male.

The Rite Aid is located on Greene Street.

Keep checking WTAP.com for updates on this developing story.

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