Bangor police searching for man who allegedly attempted to rob Garland Street Market

Posted Sept. 20, 2013, at 9:11 a.m.

BANGOR, Maine — Police say they are searching for a man who attempted an armed robbery at Garland Street Market on Thursday night.

The suspect, who was purchasing a can of soda at the 102 Garland St. establishment, showed the cashier a sharp-edge weapon and demanded cash, according to Bangor police Lt. Paul Edwards.

Edwards did not disclose what type of weapon was used in the incident.

The clerk — who was alone on duty at the time of the incident, which occurred shortly before 10 p.m. — secured himself in a safe area of the store after activating an alarm, Edwards said.

The man, who police say fled the alarm with a can of soda in hand, was described by Edwards as white, 6 feet, 2 inches tall, weighing 200 pounds and wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt, a black baseball cap with a reflective emblem on the brim and black sweatpants.

A police K-9 unit was unable to find the man, and he remains at large Friday.

Anyone who has seen the man should contact Bangor police at 947-7382 and ask for Detective Jim Carr. The department’s tip line can be used by pressing ext. 6.

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