May 20, 2018
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Saco police investigating pair of armed robberies

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

SACO, Maine — Police are investigating a pair of armed robberies that reportedly took place within two hours of each other late Sunday and early Monday.

The initial robbery report came in just before 11 p.m. Sunday, according to Saco police Detective Sgt. Corey Huntress, when a man allegedly entered a Cumberland Farms, told the clerk he had a weapon and demanded cash.

The clerk told police no weapon was displayed, Huntress said. The man, who is described as between 5 foot 9 and 6 feet tall with a thin build and short curly hair, allegedly got away with an undisclosed amount of cash.

In the second incident, which was reported just after 1:30 a.m. Monday, a cabdriver notified police that a man whom he had just picked up stated he had a weapon and demanded cash, Huntress said.

The same taxi driver was the victim of a robbery on Saturday, and during Monday’s incident, the man made a reference to the Sunday night robbery at the Cumberland Farms.

The suspect, who was described as a scruffy-looking man in his 30s with a thin build and short brown hair, was given an undisclosed amount of money, Huntress said, and he subsequently fled the cab.

Police are investigating both incidents. Anyone with knowledge of either suspect’s identity should contact Saco police at 282-8216.

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