Wilton store robbed at gunpoint, police say

Posted Jan. 04, 2012, at 6:27 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 04, 2012, at 6:42 p.m.

WILTON, Maine — Police say a white male wearing a ski mask and brandishing a gun robbed Patty’s Place on Route 2 about 9:39 a.m. Wednesday.

Owner Patty Woods was working in the secondhand store alone when a white male wearing a black jacket and ski mask approached her with a gun and told her to give him her money, Wilton Police Chief Heidi Wilcox said.

Woods described the man as about 6 feet tall with a slender build who left in a dirty, dark-blue car heading west towards Dixfield, Wilcox said.

He was the only person Woods saw, Wilcox said.

The man took an undisclosed amount of cash and jewelry from the store.

Several area police agencies assisted with a saturated patrol of the area after the robbery but by early afternoon the suspect had not been found.

Woods was not injured in the incident.

Police are still investigating, Wilcox said later Wednesday.