WINDSOR, Maine — A Windsor man is facing charges after allegedly attempting to rob a woman at gunpoint Monday outside Hussey’s General Store.
Kenneth Dulac, 59, was arrested around 6 p.m., Tuesday, after a traffic stop on Barton Road.
Dulac, who is charged with robbery, is being held at the Kennebec County jail on $5,000 cash bail.
Police released no details of the crime until Wednesday morning. Maine State Police officers and game wardens had been searching for Dulac since around 4:30 p.m., Monday, when he allegedly approached a woman sitting her car outside the store and demanded her purse at gunpoint, Maine State Police Lt. David Tripp said.
“The female refused to give the male the purse, and he fled the scene,” Tripp said.
Police, armed with descriptions of the suspect and his vehicle, continued to work leads throughout the night Monday and during the day Tuesday, Tripp said. The Maine State Police Criminal Division prepared a composite sketch of the suspect and the Maine State Police Air Wing was called to help find the vehicle, Tripp said.
“During the evening of (Tuesday), wardens and troopers narrowed their scope and saturated the Windsor area with active patrols,” Tripp said. “At approximately 6 p.m., troopers and wardens conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle fitting the description of the vehicle used by the robber.”
Dulac was subsequently arrested.
“Investigators executed a search warrant at the home of Dulac and evidence (of) the robbery was recovered,” Tripp said.