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ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (WUSA9) -- A man who was successful in robbing a pharmacy in January returned in March to steal again, say Howard County Police. This time he was unsuccessful, but was able to flee.

Police are offering a $1,000 reward for information about a robbery and attempted robbery at the Ellicott City Pharmacy in the 9300 block of Baltimore National Pike.

The first incident happened the afternoon of January 23, say police. In that incident, the suspect displayed a handgun in his waistband and forced employees to the back of the store before fleeing with "various scheduled narcotics," according to police.

Police say the same man returned the morning of March 24, demanding various narcotics at the counter. An employee told him she had activated the alarm and he fled without any narcotics in a dark gray minivan, say police.

Surveillance cameras caught images of the minivan and of the suspect. See photos here: http://www.wusa9.com/media/cinematic/gallery/7211073/md-pharmacy-robbery-and-attempted-robbery/

The suspect is described as a white male, 6 feet tall, appropriately 230 pounds with blue eyes. He wore a scarf over his face in both incidents.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 410-313-STOP.

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