BANGOR, Maine — A white man wearing all black, including a black face mask, pulled out a handgun and robbed the Fairfield Inn Bangor on Odlin Road on Wednesday night, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said Thursday.
He displayed a weapon “in a threatening manner” during robbery, which took place about 9:30 p.m., the sergeant said.
After getting an undisclosed amount of cash, “he reportedly took off running toward the back side of Howard Johnson,” Edwards said.
Police called in a canine unit and the search dog tracked the robber’s scent to an area behind the neighboring hotel and indicated he may have crossed the street in the area of the Ramada Inn.
“He could have got into a car, we don’t know,” Edwards said.
The robber was wearing “a black face mask, a black sweatshirt and black sweatpants,” the sergeant said. “He appeared to be a white male, 5 foot 8 inches tall.”
A woman who answered the phone at the Fairfield Inn on Thursday morning said no one was hurt in the robbery and that the hotel had no additional comment.
Police are asking those may have witnessed the crime or who have information about it to call the Bangor Police Department at 947-7382 and ask for Detective Tim Cotton of the Criminal Investigations Division. The department’s anonymous tip line may be reached at extension 6. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)