May 24, 2018
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State police investigating Levant robbery

By Dawn Gagnon, BDN Staff

LEVANT, Maine — State police are investigating a robbery at the Corner Country Store on Route 222 and are confident they soon will solve it, thanks to some high-quality surveillance footage.

According to Trooper Chris Hashey, the robbery occurred about 1:15 p.m. Thursday, when an unidentified male entered the store and fixed himself a cup of coffee. As the clerk was putting the suspect’s payment for the coffee into the cash register, the suspect leaned across the counter and snatched up an undisclosed amount of cash, Hashey said.

The suspect then left the store and got into an awaiting car believed to be a black Pontiac Bonneville, Hashey said. It was not clear whether the driver was male or female, he said. After leaving the store, the vehicle turned onto Avenue Road, where it last was seen headed toward Exeter.

The suspect is described as being about 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighing about 220 pounds. He had dark hair and was wearing a gray knit hat, a gray winter jacket with black sleeves and bluejeans, Hashey said.

Hashey said the state police plan to distribute video footage showing the suspect to the local news media shortly. He asked anyone with information about the case to call the state police Orono barracks at 866-2121.

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