Waterville police on lookout for bank robbery suspect

Posted Nov. 09, 2011, at 9:58 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 27, 2012, at 2:08 p.m.

WATERVILLE, Maine — Police are on the lookout for a man who robbed the Savings Bank of Maine on Upper Main Street Wednesday afternoon, making it the second Waterville bank robbery in three days.

Authorities say that at approximately 3:51 p.m., a man parked a vehicle in front of the bank, entered the lobby and immediately demanded money from a teller while brandishing an unspecified weapon. The suspect fled the bank in the same vehicle with an undisclosed amount of cash and was last seen heading south on Main Street.

Numerous police units from Waterville and other agencies immediately converged on the area after receiving the call in an attempt to locate the fleeing suspect.

The suspect is described as approximately 6 feet tall, medium build, wearing a light-colored hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, and white or light-colored gloves. The robber also covered his face with some type of light-colored mask.

Authorities are not releasing a description of the vehicle, the type of weapon used, or the amount of money stolen during the robbery as police follow up on a number of active leads, according to Deputy Chief Charles Rumsey.

Anyone with information regarding the robbery is encouraged to contact the Waterville Police Department at 207-680-4700 and ask for the primary case investigator, Detective Chris Paradis.

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