Police searching for man in Camden National Bank robbery in Corinth

Maine State Police and the Penobscot County Sheriff's Office respond to the report of a robbery in Corinth on Thursday.
Ryan McLaughlin | BDN
Maine State Police and the Penobscot County Sheriff's Office respond to the report of a robbery in Corinth on Thursday.
Posted March 20, 2014, at 10:04 a.m.
Last modified March 20, 2014, at 9:32 p.m.

CORINTH, Maine — A lone male robber held up Camden National Bank on Route 15 on Thursday morning, according to police.

The robbery was reported shortly after 9 a.m., Chief Deputy Troy Morton of the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office said at the scene.

No weapons were used in the robbery, according to Morton.

The robber, a white man who stands between 5-foot-6 and 5-foot-8 and weighs about 150 pounds, entered the bank wearing a black ski mask, a dark hooded sweatshirt and green sunglasses, Morton said. He demanded money and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The chief deputy said no threats were ever made to bank personnel. No employees were injured.

After the robbery, the man took off running toward Route 43, which is Hudson Road, Morton said. A state police canine unit tracked the suspect, but could not find him.

“Some of the [foot] tracks have been run over by traffic in the area,” the chief deputy said.

Later Thursday, police announced they identified a vehicle that could have been the robber’s getaway car.

Detective William Flagg said in a statement shortly after 8:30 p.m. a vehicle, a bright yellow, sporty-looking compact that could have had a fin on the trunk, was seen in the area on Route 43.

Flagg said the vehicle was driving slowly along Route 43 between Route 15 and the Puddledock Road intersection between 8 and 9:15 a.m. The car was heading back and forth on Route 43.

The bank that was robbed is located at the intersections of Routes 15, 43 and 11 in the center of Corinth.

Morton said he wasn’t sure whether the bank planned to reopen at some point Thursday.

He said police hope to release surveillance images to get information leading to the suspect’s capture.

Anyone with information on the suspect’s whereabouts or the robbery should call Flagg or Detective Robert Jordan at 947-4585.

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