Robbery, suspicious package reported at Waterville bank

Posted Nov. 07, 2011, at 5:58 p.m.
Last modified Nov. 08, 2011, at 7:39 a.m.

WATERVILLE, Maine — A local man has been charged with robbery, theft and terrorizing after police say he robbed a bank and said he was armed with a bomb.

Forty-eight-year-old William Adamchak was arrested Monday on unrelated charges. He reportedly was wanted on a warrant.

Police said a witness called to report a suspicious man had entered the Bank of America branch and made a comment about a bomb.

Police then received an alarm from the bank and a report that a man had robbed it while saying he was armed with a bomb.

Police said the suspect left a backpack in the bank.

Adamchak was arrested on a nearby street after the caller followed him and reported where he was to police.

Police said they recovered the amount of money stolen from the bank on Adamchak.