Unarmed robber loots Bangor Big Apple

Posted July 14, 2009, at 8:07 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A man with a bandana covering his face walked into the Big Apple store on State Street a few minutes before midnight Monday and demanded money, Sgt. Paul Edwards said Tuesday.

“He walked in and walked right up to the counter,” he said. “The demand was made for money without any sort of weapon. There [were] no threats made. It was quite to the point.”

The robber, described as being 5 feet 9 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall with a medium build, was given an undisclosed amount of cash by the lone store clerk and escaped on foot, possibly heading toward Grove and Somerset streets, Edwards said.

No injures were reported.

In addition to the store clerk, two witnesses saw the crime occur, Edwards said.

“One was inside the store and the other was standing outside,” he said.

After the convenience store clerk called police at 11:50 p.m., officers and a canine unit converged on the store and searched the area for the man, who was wearing baggy clothing, possibly bluejeans, a white hooded sweat shirt, with a white bandana covering his face.

The store’s video surveillance tapes of the crime are still being reviewed, Edwards said.

Those with information about the crime are asked to call the Bangor Police Department at 947-7382.

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