Augusta cops investigating robbery at Big Apple store

Posted Aug. 30, 2011, at 11:36 a.m.

AUGUSTA , Maine — Police in Maine’s capital city are on the lookout for a man they say assaulted an employee during an attempted robbery at a local Big Apple store.

Augusta police Detective Sgt. Matthew Clark told the Kennebec Journal the robbery is still under investigations and no arrests have been made.

Police say a young man entered the store around 5:15 Sunday morning and demanded cash from two employees. The suspect claimed to have a weapon, but none was displayed.

The man left the store without any money, but he pushed one of the male employees, Clark said. The employee was not hurt.

The suspect, believed to be in his mid 20s, was wearing a light tan jacket, white baseball cap and sunglasses.

This is the second robbery that has occurred in Maine’s capital in less than a week. A man demanded cash at the Bangor Savings Bank branch on Capitol Street on Aug. 22. He fled on foot and is still at large.

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