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Connecticut Man Charged with Armed Robbery of CVS in Aberdeen

Police say he showed pharmacy employees a gun

A Connecticut man was charged with the armed robbery of on South Atlanctic Avenue by on Aug. 3.

Police say that Matthew R. Pagliaro, 25, of Branford, CT, went into CVS at about 7:15 p.m. on Friday and approached the pharmacy counter. He allegedly passed a note to an employee saying that he was armed with a gun and was demanding oxycodone pills. Pagliaro then showed the employee the gun, Powers said. He was given the pills and left the store.

Police were called to the scene, where they were given a description of the suspect and the suspect's vehicle, a gray Toyota Prius with Connecticut plates, Powers said. The description was broadcast over the radio, Powers explained, and a volunteer fire official heard the description and noticed the Prius on Church Street. He notified police.

P.O. Brian Alberti stopped the Prius on Lloyd Road near Drexel Lane and with the assistance of P.O. Frank Maisano and P.O. Matthew McDow, took Pagliaro into custody.

Pagliaro is charged with robbery, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and possession of prescription legend drugs.

Bail was set at $155,000 with no 10% option and Pagliaro was committed to the Monmouth County Correctional Institution in default of bail. The 2007 Prius was seized pending forfeiture proceedings.

Other officers involved in the investigation were Special Officer Michael Scarpa, Sgt. David Mauro, and Sgt. Hank Chevalier.

rcclexplorer August 04, 2012 at 07:00 PM
Pitiful looking picture, for a pitiful person. It all fits to me.
Sue smith August 04, 2012 at 08:01 PM
Should be praying for him. Addiction is a horrible illness.
B Boylan August 06, 2012 at 06:23 PM
This guy is scum. Lock him up and throw away the key. Addiction is no excuse for illegally possessing a gun and using it to rob a store. What about the trauma he caused the store employees? Dude deserves ZERO sympathy.
Rita Doyle August 08, 2012 at 06:36 PM
NO ONE can cast the first stone. What the news reports IS NOT always the complete TRUTHFUL story. And I do agree that addiction cannot be used as an excuse. There are consequences you still need to pay for. But this young man is not a bad person he's a sick person. I pray for all involved in this horrible evening.
B Boylan August 14, 2012 at 03:09 AM
let him pull a gun on you. then let me know what you think. That's what is wrong with this world. We have a news story of a man who uses a gun to rob a store and everyone is coming to his defense. Including the illiterate gentleman who cannot spell and needs to use profanity to try and make a weak point. get a life.
Barrelracer77 September 27, 2012 at 04:03 PM
I agree with B Boylan, My friend was working there when the event occurred. It terrified him and was such an inconvenience because now he was involved in the case and had to not only deal with the trauma but fill out a ton of paperwork. Yeah he's a sick man, but he had enough sense to get an illegal firearm and come from Pennsylvania, he comprehended what he was doing, its no excuse. Thank god my friend didn't get shot, it's different when its someone you love.
Barrelracer77 September 27, 2012 at 04:05 PM
excuse me correction: Connecticut not PA

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