Police say suspect admitted to the robbery when interviewed by a detective.
Frederick, Md (KM) A suspect in the robbery of a Prince George’s County pharmacy has been charged with a similar holdup in Frederick. Robert Ottinger Bottenfield, 30, of Gaithersburg, is charged with armed robbery, robbery and theft between $100 to under $1500. .
Frederick Police say on Saturday evening, June 16th, a man wearing camouflage fatigues and carrying a bag walked into the Walgreens on Opposumtown Pike. He approached the pharmacy counter, and demanded drugs; he also indicated he had a gun. The suspect was given several narcotics and left the store in red truck.
Greenbelt Police investigated a similar robbery at a CVS store the next day, and apprehended Bottenfield as a suspect.
Detective Greg Loftis with the Frederick Police visited the Prince George’s County to interview Mr. Bottlenfiled, who admitted robbing the Walgreens in Frederick.
Frederick Police say the investigation continues and anyone who has additional information is asked contact Detective Greg Loftis at 240-674-8941. They can also remain anonymous and contact the Frederick Police Tip Line at 301-600-TIPS (8477). They can also sent their tips via text message to 240-674-TIPS (8477), or by e-mail to [email protected].
By Kevin McManus
A scene from the Walgreens robbery on June 16th, 2018.