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Pembroke Dollar General Store Armed Robbery - Jan. 11, 2018

Washington County Sheriff's Office
83 Court Street Machias Maine 04654

SHERIFF Barry Curtis 
 On 1-10-18 at approximately 4:45 pm Washington County RCC received a 9-1-1 call from the Dollar General Store located at 481 Route 1 in Pembroke to report  an armed robbery.  It was reported that a white male subject, 6'1 to 6'2, , wearing a white jacket, a black hat and a black face mask that coverering part of his face, displayed a handgun at the clerk and took cash from the drawer and fled on foot from the store, running towards Route 1.  The RCC received additional information from another caller, reporting a subject fitting this description was seen heading up Ayers Junction Road in Pembroke on a bicycle.  Law Enforcement officers from several departments converged on the area from different directions.  Law Enforcemnt Officers from Pleasant Point, Eastport and Deputies came across a person matching the description on Route 214 in Pembroke.  The subject was arrested, a weapon and cash were recovered.  Joshua Fluke, 20 of Charlotte was arrested and transported to to the Washington County Jail and charged with Armed robbery.  Fluke is currently on probation and additional charges are expected.  The Sheriffs Office was assisted by Pleasant Point PD, and Eastport Police Departments.

Chief Deputy Michael Crabtree
Washington County Sheriff's Office