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Police seek man in robbery of Bangor Savings Bank Broadway branch

Posted March 05, 2011, at 3:58 p.m.
Last modified March 06, 2011, at 9:50 p.m.

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BANGOR, Maine — Bangor police are on the lookout for a man who robbed the Bangor Savings Bank branch on Broadway on Saturday afternoon.

The robbery at the bank, located at 652 Broadway, was reported at 2:18 p.m. Saturday, Bangor police Sgt. Chip Hodges confirmed. He said the Federal Bureau of Investigation has been notified, but it was not yet clear the extent to which that agency will be involved.

The robber remained at large as of early Sunday evening, Sgt. Larry Weber said Sunday.

Though few details were available over the weekend, Lt. Mark Hathaway released a description of the suspect and his vehicle, as well as images from the bank’s surveillance system, in the hope the public can help investigators identify him.

The suspect is described as a man believed to be between 25 and 35 years old, who was wearing a two-tone gray and black spring jacket and black baseball cap.

Surveillance images show the suspect at the counter and leaving the bank and the Jeep he apparently arrived and left in.

According to police, the man walked into the bank and handed a teller a note demanding money. An undisclosed amount of cash was given to the man, who then left in what witnesses described as a red Jeep Liberty, possibly a 2002 through 2004 model.

City police officers who were at the crime scene Saturday declined to comment on the investigation.

A group of bank employees who left the building shortly before 3 p.m. also declined to comment, saying only that the bank was closed. Customers were being turned away from the lobby, but the 24-hour ATM lane appeared to be open.

According to the bank’s website, the lobby of the Broadway branch usually is open until 3 p.m. on Saturdays and the teller lanes normally are open until 5:30 p.m.

Anyone who recognizes the man or the Jeep or has other information is urged to call the Bangor Police Department at 947-7384. The department’s anonymous tip line can be reached by selecting Ext. 6.

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