Man held in connection with robbery at Bangor Savings Bank in Waterville

Posted Feb. 28, 2014, at 9:59 a.m.
Last modified Feb. 28, 2014, at 4:11 p.m.

WATERVILLE, Maine — A lone male robber held up a Bangor Savings Bank on Main Street Friday morning, according to police.

Police were called to the scene shortly after 9 a.m., Waterville Deputy Chief Charles Rumsey said. Half a dozen agencies, including Kennebec County sheriff’s deputies, state police and Maine Drug Enforcement Agency officials, responded, Rumsey said. Waterville, Fairfield and Oakland police also responded.

Rumsey said at approximately 1 p.m. that a man has been detained in connection with the robbery, but no other information was disclosed.

Rumsey said the robber entered the bank, handed a teller a threatening note and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash. The deputy chief said no weapon was shown.

The robber fled the scene into the Elm Plaza, bolted across the parking lot and was last seen going around the corner of several buildings, Rumsey said.

A perimeter was set up in the area around the bank in attempt to catch the robber.

“A canine track was able to establish that line of flight for the robber away from the bank,” said Rumsey, who added the suspect was able to get into a vehicle.

A description of the robber or his getaway car weren’t immediately available.

Anyone with information about the robbery is encouraged to call Waterville police at 680-4700.

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