A Ballston Spa man was arrested for the second time in less than a year after police said he tried to rob a pharmacy of prescription drugs.
Bradley Vandusen, 45, allegedly handed a Rite Aid employee a note demanding Xanax, an anti-anxiety drug, at the store at 90 West Ave.
Police said the attempted robbery occurred at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, and the worker notified a manager, who refused to give Vandusen any drugs.
He was arrested outside the store after a short foot chase and charged with third-degree felony attempted robbery. He is in Saratoga County jail in lieu of $5,000 bail or $10,000 bond.
The Rite Aid worker recognized Vandusen from his alleged robbery of the same store in April 2009.
During that incident, Vandusen made off with several hundred Xanax pills, most of which were recovered when he was arrested the next day.
Police said he shed clothing in a nearby neighborhood in an effort to elude police.
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