AUGUSTA, Maine — Last month’s holdup at the Maine Education Credit Union in Augusta was the seventh bank robbery along the Interstate 295 corridor since November.

The Kennebec Journal reports that in addition to the seven robberies in the central Maine area, there have been robberies in Parsonsfield, Portland and Auburn, according to the Maine Most Wanted Network.

The network is sponsored by the Maine Community Policing Institute at the University of Maine at Augusta.

There were 14 bank robberies in 2005, which more than doubled the six robberies of 2004, according to the Department of Public Safety. The number of bank robberies nearly doubled again in 2006, to 27, and fell back to 12 in 2007.