Police release sketches of alleged Bingham bank robbery suspect

Posted Jan. 28, 2014, at 1:30 p.m.

BINGHAM, Maine — A man suspected of robbing a Bingham bank with a hammer earlier this month remains at large, but sketches of the suspect have been released by police to help land an arrest.

Last week, surveillance images of the suspect were also disclosed, but no arrests have been made and the case remains open, according to Chief Deputy Dale Lancaster of the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office.

A lone male suspect held up the Camden National Bank on Main Street with a hammer on Jan. 16 and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Lancaster said a state police detective completed the sketches, which were developed through witness accounts.

The suspect could also be driving an older, boxy-looking four-door sedan, possibly a Buick, according to Lancaster. The vehicle could be tan or light brown.

The robber is described as a heavyset white male standing 6 feet tall.

Anyone with information should contact the sheriff’s office at 474-9591. The department’s tip line can be accessed by calling 474-0230 or emailing sherifftips@somersetcounty-me.org.