Derry robbery suspect to face trial
BRADENVILLE — The man accused of using a fake bomb to rob a Rite Aid in Derry of around 1,800 Oxycontin pills waived his right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday in Magistrate Mark Bilik’s office.
Gregory Steven Dorough, 35, of Blairsville, will face charges of robbery, theft, receiving stolen property, recklessly endangering another person and possession of a controlled substance in the Westmoreland County Court of Common Pleas. He was released from the Westmoreland County Jail on a $25,000 bond. A formal arraignment is scheduled for May 29.
Derry Borough police charged Dorough with taping flares to his chest and putting an iPod earbud into his nose to look like a bomb, then demanding all the Oxycontin pills from the Rite Aid pharmacy at 222 Y St. around 1:50 p.m. April 1. Police said he acknowledged the robbery after he was arrested, and told police where they could find the pills hidden in a drop ceiling in a hallway closet as well as in a dresser drawer in his bedroom.