Man robs bank in Hallowell

Posted Dec. 18, 2008, at 10:45 a.m.

HALLOWELL, Maine — Police are investigating a robbery at the Gardiner Savings Bank of Maine’s branch office in Hallowell.

Police said a man handed a note demanding money to a teller. Police Chief Eric Nason said the robber displayed a weapon but did not point it at anyone during the Wednesday morning holdup at the branch bank on Winthrop Street.

The man fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The suspect is described as a heavyset white male, between 5-foot-10 and 6 feet, of medium to heavy build, with blue eyes. He was wearing a black ski mask, a dark-colored coat and baggy blue jeans.