Police continue search for Unity credit union robber

Posted July 31, 2011, at 1:38 p.m.
An image taken from video at the Down East Credit Union in Unity, Maine, shows a robbery suspect on Friday afternoon, July 29, 2011.
Image courtesy of Waldo County Sheriff’s Office
An image taken from video at the Down East Credit Union in Unity, Maine, shows a robbery suspect on Friday afternoon, July 29, 2011.
With the help of a police canine, Waldo County Sheriffs Sgt. Dale Brown, left, and Maine State Trooper Shawn D. Porter search the perimeter of Down East Credit Union in Unity following Friday afternoon's robbery there. The suspect took off on foot.  At 4 p.m. when this photo was taken, the suspect remained at large.
With the help of a police canine, Waldo County Sheriffs Sgt. Dale Brown, left, and Maine State Trooper Shawn D. Porter search the perimeter of Down East Credit Union in Unity following Friday afternoon's robbery there. The suspect took off on foot. At 4 p.m. when this photo was taken, the suspect remained at large.

UNITY, Maine — The Waldo County Sheriff’s Department and the Maine State Police are still searching for a man who held up the Down East Credit Union branch on School Street.

A man entered the credit union Friday afternoon with a black bag, held it over the counter and demanded cash.

The man, who left on foot, got away with an undisclosed amount of cash, Waldo County Sheriff Scott Story said.

The robber last was seen heading toward Unity Raceway. Though a state police tracking dog team was brought to the area to help find him, he remained at large Sunday.

The robber is described as a white male about 5 feet 6 inches and about 140 pounds in weight. He was wearing a white hooded sweatshirt with the word “Montana”and the number 89 on the front. He also was wearing bluejeans, white footwear, most likely sneakers, sunglasses and possibly gloves, Story said.

It’s unclear whether the robber was armed.

In addition to state police, Waldo County deputies are being assisted by the Maine Computer Crimes Task Force and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Anyone with information about the robber or the robbery is urged to call the Waldo County Sheriff’s Department at 338-2040.

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