BREWER, Maine — Police from all over the region converged on the Gulf convenience store on North Main Street after a man apparently robbed it shortly after 4 p.m., a Penobscot Regional Communications Center dispatcher confirmed.
The robber is described at 5-feet 11-inches to 6-feet tall, black, and was wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and a brown knit stocking hat when he walked into the store at 396 North Main St. demanding money.
Maine State Police, Veazie and Holden Police Department personnel were at the scene assisting Brewer officers, who were out in force searching for the suspect. A K-9 tracking unit also was called in to assist.
A 25-year-old Brewer woman stopped to tell police that she possibly saw the man “going down a side street [by the store]. He was ducking down behind the propane tanks” shortly after the robbery occurred.
The woman, who declined to give her name, said she and her dog, Danny, had just left the Brewer boat launch a couple miles down the street when she saw the officers looking for someone.
After she saw the suspicious looking person who appeared to be hiding, she spoke with Brewer police Officer Amy Nickerson to give her the information.