POLICE BEAT

Police hunt for suspect after Bingham bank robbery

Posted Aug. 30, 2012, at 1:20 p.m.
Last modified Aug. 30, 2012, at 5:52 p.m.
A surveillance photo of the suspected robber of Camden National Bank in Bingham on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012.
Somerset County Sheriff's Department
A surveillance photo of the suspected robber of Camden National Bank in Bingham on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012.

BINGHAM, Maine — Police are searching for a man they say robbed a bank just after noon Thursday.

A man walked into Camden National Bank on Main Street at 12:17 p.m. Thursday and demanded money from a clerk, Detective Lt. Carl E. Gottardi II of the Somerset County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement. No customers and only two employees were in the bank at the time.

The robber, who did not display a weapon, left the bank with cash and was last seen traveling north on Main Street on foot.

“The scene and surrounding areas were processed by the sheriff’s department, which included a K-9 search of the area,” said Gottardi. “Numerous persons, to include potential witnesses, were interviewed.”

The robber is described as a man in his 20s to 30s, 5 feet, 8 inches tall, and wearing jeans, a blue hooded sweatshirt, red ball cap, gloves and a surgical or dust-type mask.

Maine State Police, the Maine Warden Service and the Piscataquis and Franklin County sheriff’s departments assisted the Somerset County Sheriff’s Department in the investigation.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call the Somerset County Sheriff’s Department at 800-452-1933, or the anonymous tip line at 474-0230.

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