Arundel armed robbery latest in rash of holdups in southern Maine

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff
Posted Dec. 03, 2013, at 12:19 p.m.

ARUNDEL, Maine — A convenience store holdup in Arundel Monday night was the latest in a string of armed robberies in southern Maine, police said.

A lone suspect walked into the store at 8 p.m. and produced a handgun while the clerk’s attention was diverted, according to Chief Deputy William King of the York County Sheriff’s Office.

The suspect demanded money from the cash register and fled with an undisclosed amount of money, King said.

It is not clear whether Monday’s robbery is connected to a rash of armed robberies in southern Maine over the last week.

Saco police are currently on the lookout for a pair of armed robbery suspects. One man robbed a general store on Thanksgiving Day, another robbery occurred at a convenience store on Friday, and South Portland police have four suspects in custody in connection with an armed robbery in that city.

In addition to those incidents, Portland police are seeking a gunman who walked into the RSVP store, announced he had a loaded rifle and fled without making any demands.

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