Police probe link between man who robbed Yarmouth convenience store and weekend thefts

By Beth Brogan, BDN Staff
Posted Jan. 21, 2014, at 11:39 a.m.

YARMOUTH, Maine — Police continued to search for a man who robbed a Cumberland Farms on Route 1 in Yarmouth early Tuesday morning.

Officers responded at 1:19 a.m. to the store at 939 Route 1, where an employee reported that a light-skinned black man, approximately 5 feet, 9 inches tall and of slim build, entered the store and demanded money, according to Yarmouth Police Chief Michael Morrill. The man did not brandish any weapon, according to police.

Freeport police sent a tracking dog to search the area, but the dog lost the scent, which Morrill said sometimes indicates the suspect fled in a vehicle.

Morrill did not know whether the man escaped with any money.

No injuries were reported and police continue to search for the man, who was wearing a sweatshirt and baseball cap.

Morrill said detectives will discuss the robbery with Portland and Sanford police to see if it might be connected to the robberies of two CVS stores over the weekend, or the Lil’ General Store in Sanford on Friday night.

In the Portland incidents, the robber is described as a 6-foot-tall black man believed to be in his 30s or 40s.

In the Sanford robbery, the suspect is described as 5-feet 5-inches tall. He was wearing a black ski mask, dark blue hooded sweatshirt, dark pants, brown shoes and purple gloves.

BDN staff writer Nok-Noi Ricker contributed to this report.

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