Police look for Fairfield robbery suspect

Posted April 18, 2010, at 8:32 p.m.

FAIRFIELD, Maine — Fairfield Police Chief John Emery said Sunday that officers still are searching for a man who robbed a convenience store Friday night at gunpoint.

Emery appealed to the public for information about the incident, which happened at about 8:55 p.m. Friday. That’s when a slender, younger-sounding male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and ski mask entered the Big Apple store on Norridgewock Road, according to a press release. He brandished a silver pistol and ordered the cashier to put money from the cash drawer into a blue and silver backpack. The cashier was alone in the store at the time of the robbery.

After the robbery, the suspect fled north on Norridgewock Road and is believed to have been in a pickup truck with a yellow four-wheeled all-terrain vehicle in back. The truck is possibly a silver or tan Ford F-250.

Officers from Fairfield, Somerset and Kennebec counties and Maine State Police responded to the call. A police K9 unit tracked the suspect to the parking lot of a nearby apartment complex.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Fairfield police at 453-9321.

Emery said Sunday that little is known about the suspect, including whether he conducted the heist alone.

“We have no idea whether this is someone local or not,” said Emery. “This is the first armed robbery we’ve had in Fairfield in quite a few years.”

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