Plymouth: Whitman woman arrested for attempting to rob pharmacy

A 27-year-old Whitman woman has been arrested and charged with attempted armed robbery after she allegedly attepted to hold up a Walgreens pharmacy in Plymouth at around 10 p.m. Wednesday.

Melissa Milligan, of Windsor Drive, Whitman, reportedly went into the pharmacy on Samoset Street and  indicated she had a gun. As she approached the cashier a store employee recognized Milligan’s picture from a store flyer. The employee contacted police, and Milligan fled out the door into the woods behind a Rockland trust.

Police were able to pick her up quickly.

Milligan’s description matches ones for similar hold-ups at Walgreens stores in Quincy and in Whitman.

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Christine James is the Managing News Editor, and anchor at WATD. She has been a fixture here since 1990. Along the way in her WATD newsroom journey, she has won numerous broadcast awards including the Associated Press and Edward R. Murrow National Award for "Best Newscast."