PORTLAND, Maine — The Portland Police Department on Friday released a sketch of the suspect in the June 5 armed robbery that occurred in a parking lot on Gilman Street.
The victim, a 35-year-old Cumberland woman, worked with a police sketch artist to develop the sketch, Portland police Lt. James Sweatt said Friday in a news release.
The robbery occurred shortly before 3 p.m. June 5, when a man allegedly approached the victim as she walked to her car in a parking lot at 106 Gilman St. He threatened her with a knife when she said she had nothing to give him, according to police.
The woman continued to tell the man she had no money and eventually entered her car where she had a handgun, according to Portland police.
She pointed the gun at the suspect and told him to leave her alone, police said, and the man left in an unknown direction.
The woman fled in her car and later reported the incident to police.
The suspect was described as a black man between 20 and 30 years old, about 5-foot-9-inches tall with a goatee and short buzz-style haircut. He was wearing black baggy jeans, a navy blue T-shirt and a black hooded sweatshirt.
Anyone with information about the identity of the man should call the Portland Police Department’s Detective Bureau at 874-8533.