Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office investigating armed robbery in Newburgh

Police are investigating an armed robbery at Dysart's Travel Stop in Newburgh.
Penobscot County Sheriff's Office
Police are investigating an armed robbery at Dysart's Travel Stop in Newburgh.
By Dawn Gagnon, BDN Staff
Posted Aug. 12, 2014, at 8:45 p.m.

NEWBURGH, Maine — The Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an armed robbery that happened Friday night at the Dysart’s Travel Stop in Newburgh, Chief Deputy Troy Morton said Tuesday.

The incident occurred at about 10 p.m., when a lone male brandishing a handgun entered the store moments before it closed, Morton said. The robber pushed a customer aside and then directed his attention toward two clerks working behind the counter.

While waving the handgun erratically, he demanded money, Morton said.

The suspect was last seen running from the area with an undisclosed amount of cash. No one was injured in the incident, but the witnesses were visibly shaken by the threat of violence, Morton said.

“The sheriff’s office has been aggressively investigating this incident and is asking for the public’s help,” Morton said.

Dysart’s Travel Stop is located on Route 69 in Newburgh, next to Interstate 95. Morton asked that anyone who may have seen suspicious vehicles or people in the area of Route 69, North Road, Murray Road or North County Road between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. to call the sheriff’s office at 947-4585.

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