Police catch man accused of taking off on bike after robbing Berwick bank

Posted May 19, 2012, at 8:49 a.m.

BERWICK, Maine — Police nabbed a bank robbery suspect Friday morning who used a bicycle as his getaway vehicle to flee into neighboring New Hampshire.

Somersworth, N.H., police apprehended Scott Marshall, 46, of 132 Airport Road in Sanford, Maine, in the area of Green Street shortly after 9:30 Friday morning.

At 9:22 a.m. Marshall entered the Kennebunk Savings bank at 2 School St. and handed a note to the teller demanding an undisclosed amount of cash, according to police. The teller gave him the cash and Marshall then asked for a bank bag, which he received, police say. Marshall then allegedly fled on his bike.

Somersworth police responded to Market Street in Somersworth after receiving reports of the robbery, and a be on the lookout for the suspect was released to area police departments.

A Somersworth patrol officer was on Green Street when he saw an individual matching the description of the suspect riding a bike. The officer made contact with the individual on the bike, later identified as Marshall, and he was brought to the Somersworth police station.

Cash and a bank bag were recovered from the scene on Green Street. Marshall is being charged by the Somersworth Police Department with being a fugitive from justice and will be arraigned at Dover Circuit Court.

Authorities say Marshall admitted to Berwick police that he committed the bank robbery. After facing a fugitive from justice charge in Somersworth, Marshall will be extradited to Berwick to face a charge of robbery.

In a press release issued around 11 a.m. Friday morning, a Kennebunk Savings official confirmed the Berwick branch had been robbed.

Bradford C. Paige, president and CEO, stated: “Our number one concern is always the safety of our customers and employees and we’re relieved to say that everyone is OK. The perpetrator has already been apprehended, however in order to cooperate fully with the police, we will not be disclosing any additional information about the incident.”

The Berwick office was closed for the rest of the day Friday, but was expected to be open for regular business hours today.

All other Kennebunk Savings offices remained open and operated as normal.

© 2012 the Foster’s Daily Democrat

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