Topsham police said an armed man robbed Sun Tan City on the Topsham Fair Mall Road at about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Two clerks working in the shop described the suspect as a white man who was about 6 feet tall and wearing a long, dark, hooded jacket with his face covered, Topsham Police Lt. Mark LaFountain said Wednesday.
The man allegedly displayed what police believe was a semiautomatic firearm and demanded money before fleeing with an undisclosed amount of cash.
A search of the immediate area by police and a tracking dog was unsuccessful.
LaFountain said the area was crowded with patrons of several nearby businesses.
He said police are not discounting the possibility that the robbery is connected to a string of similar incidences in Greater Portland during recent weeks.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Topsham police Detective Mark LaFountain at 725-4337 ext. 2213 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
No additional information was immediately available.
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