AMHERST, Mass. (WWLP) - Amherst police have arrested a suspect in the robbery of two pharmacies this week.
Lt. Ronald Young notified 22News that the suspect, Ryan Edward Rasys, 23, of Amherst was arrested Wednesday evening near his Northeast Street home.
Rasys is accused of robbing the CVS/Pharmacy on North Pleasant Street on Monday, and the Amherst Pharmacy on College Street late Wednesday afternoon. In both cases, Young says that the robber was masked and demanded drugs, before leaving the pharmacy on foot. No one was hurt in either incident.
Young says that police developed a description of the suspect, which led them to Rasys. He was arrested around 5:45 P.M.; little more than an hour after the Amherst Pharmacy robbery.
Rasys was ordered held without bail during his arraignment Thursday at Eastern Hampshire District Court in Belchertown. He is due back in court for a probable cause hearing on May 2.
Amherst police are still looking for additional information in this case, and witnesses are asked to call them at (413) 259-3000.