Police looking for man in Portland convenience store robbery

Posted Oct. 16, 2012, at 9:03 p.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — Local police are searching for a hooded, masked man they say robbed a Washington Avenue convenience store Monday night.

According to a police announcement Tuesday afternoon, a lone male entered the 7 Eleven store at 27 Washington Ave. about 7:45 p.m. Monday, demanded cash from the clerk and then fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money in the direction of the Kennedy Park neighborhood.

No customers were injured and no weapon was displayed, police stated Tuesday.

“Witnesses believe the perpetrator was a white male with a thin build,” reads a police announcement, in part. “He was wearing a mask and a black hooded sweat shirt with the hood up. He had on blue jeans and brown shoes. The sweatshirt had a distinctive small white triangle printed on the back, just below the hood.”

Police are urging anyone with information about the suspect or crime to call the Portland Police Department at 874-8584, go to the force website, or anonymous text the keyword “GOTCHA” and their message to 274637.