Glenburn store robbed at knifepoint, owner says

Video surveillance footage from the Checkout convenience store in Glenburn shows a man who walked into the store armed with a hunting knife Sunday afternoon and demanded money. Police are searching for the suspect in the robbery.
Courtesy of Maine State Police
Video surveillance footage from the Checkout convenience store in Glenburn shows a man who walked into the store armed with a hunting knife Sunday afternoon and demanded money. Police are searching for the suspect in the robbery.
Posted Sept. 08, 2013, at 6:57 p.m.
Last modified Sept. 08, 2013, at 10:16 p.m.
Video surveillance footage from the Checkout convenience store in Glenburn shows a man who walked into the store armed with a hunting knife Sunday afternoon and demanded money. Police are searching for the suspect in the robbery.
Courtesy of Maine State Police
Video surveillance footage from the Checkout convenience store in Glenburn shows a man who walked into the store armed with a hunting knife Sunday afternoon and demanded money. Police are searching for the suspect in the robbery.
Video surveillance footage from the Checkout convenience store in Glenburn shows the vehicle reportedly driven by the robbery suspect.
Courtesy of Maine State Police
Video surveillance footage from the Checkout convenience store in Glenburn shows the vehicle reportedly driven by the robbery suspect.

GLENBURN, Maine — Police are searching for a man who walked into the Checkout Market convenience store armed with a hunting knife Sunday afternoon and demanded money, owner Ken Patel said Sunday.

The Maine State Police are handling the armed robbery and late on Sunday released four images, two of the male robbery suspect at the counter with the knife and two of the getaway vehicle, which were captured from the store’s video surveillance cameras.

The small store, located at 1492 Pushaw Road, was robbed at about 1:20 p.m., said Patel, who has owned the store for the last year.

The robbery suspect is described as a white man in his 20s and about 6 feet tall who was wearing a white hoodie, the store owner said. He left the store, located at the corner of Pushaw and Lakeview Road, and got into a vehicle on Lakeview that is described as a tan or light brown sedan, possibly a Toyota, that drove away heading towards Route 221.

The store has surveillance cameras and an image of the person and the vehicle was captured by police, Patel said.

“We are hopeful that someone from the public may recognize the images and help us identify the perpetrators,” Trooper Michael Johnston said in an email, shortly before the images were released.

The armed robber got away with a small amount of cash, the store owner said.

Those with information about the robbery are asked to contact Trooper Jarod Stedman from Troop E at 866-2121.

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