Police still looking for Island Falls bank robber

By Jen Lynds, BDN Staff
Posted March 07, 2012, at 4:45 p.m.

ISLAND FALLS, Maine — A Crystal Road bank that was robbed Tuesday reopened for business Wednesday morning as Maine State Police continued to search for the perpetrator.

Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Department of Public Safety, said late Wednesday that the investigation into the robbery of Katahdin Trust Co. remains ongoing.

Shortly before noon Tuesday, a lone man robbed the bank that is located about 30 miles southwest of Houlton.

Troopers said no weapon was shown and only two bank tellers were in the building at the time. The robber, who McCausland said was dressed from head to toe in black, demanded money and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash in a blue bag that he had brought with him.

Jon Prescott, president and CEO of the bank, said it was business as usual Wednesday afternoon at the Island Falls bank. He said he could not comment on whether the bank had any cameras in the facility that may have captured an image of the robber.

Troopers believe the man had parked his getaway vehicle between two potato houses, a short distance away from the bank.

Anyone with information on the robbery is asked to call state police in Houlton at 532-5400.

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