BANGOR, Maine — State and local police continued Tuesday to investigate a pair of armed robberies at area convenience stores over the weekend.
Investigators also hope that someone may recognize the suspect from images or his voice captured on surveillance cameras at one of the stores.
Police have not confirmed that the robberies are related, but the male suspect in both incidents was wearing a dark-colored sweat shirt and a ski mask and was armed with a black semiautomatic handgun, according to Bangor police and the Maine State Police. He is described as around 6 feet tall and weighing 190 to 200 pounds.
The first robbery occurred at 9:08 p.m. Saturday at the Tom T. Irving Store at 1123 Broadway, also known as Route 15, in Bangor. The second robbery happened at 8:50 p.m. Sunday just 10 miles away at Sam’s Qwik Stop on Route 15 near the Stetson Road intersection in the center of Kenduskeag.
In both cases, the man reportedly pointed a handgun at the store clerk and demanded cash. He escaped with an undisclosed amount of money in both cases. No one at either store was physically injured.
Anyone with information about either robbery or who recognizes anything from the surveillance footage that may assist police is asked to call Bangor police Detective Tim Cotton at 947-7384 or Maine State Police Trooper Chris Hashey at 866-2121.