Police: Bank employees lock door on potential robber in Waldoboro

Posted March 09, 2012, at 9:05 a.m.
Carroll B. Demmons
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office
Carroll B. Demmons

WALDOBORO, Maine — A 41-year-old Waldoboro man was arrested Wednesday night and charged with trying to rob a bank in Waldoboro earlier in the day.

Carroll B. Demmons was arrested at 11:45 p.m. at a residence on Bremen Road. Waldoboro police and the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office obtained a warrant to search the residence and seize undisclosed evidence, according to the Waldoboro department.

Police responded at about noon to a call on an attempted robbery at the Camden National Bank branch office in Waldoboro. A bank employee had observed a man walking out of the woods wearing dark clothing, a ski mask and sunglasses with his hood pulled up over his head. The man ran toward the bank but the staff locked the doors, preventing him from entering the building.

Bank staff immediately called 911 as the man then ran back into the woods.

There were no customers in the bank at the time.

Members of the Waldoboro Police Department, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Maine State Police, Marine Patrol and Maine Warden Service responded. The area was quickly secured and a police K-9 was used to search the area, Waldoboro police reported. Police did not immediately reveal what evidence led them to the Bremen Road residence.

Demmons was taken to the Two Bridges Jail in Wiscasset. He is being held in lieu of $50,000 cash bail. He may make an initial appearance in court by videoconference on Friday, March 9, according to 6th District Court in Wiscasset.

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