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Robbery reported at Bangor Savings Bank on Park Street in Orono

Courtesy of the Orono Police Department
Courtesy of the Orono Police Department
Police are searching for a masked man they say robbed a Bangor Savings Bank in Orono Tuesday, June 12.

A branch of the Bangor Savings Bank on Park Street in Orono, just outside an entrance to the University of Maine, was robbed Tuesday afternoon, the university said.

Around 12:20 p.m., a male suspect entered the bank and gave the teller a note saying he had a gun and demanding cash, Orono Police Chief Joshua Ewing said. The teller handed over an undisclosed amount of money, and the suspect ran off without ever brandishing a weapon, Ewing said.

The suspect is a thin 6-foot-tall man wearing red-framed glasses, a gray sweatshirt and a black mask. He remained at a large Tuesday evening, police said.

Numerous police departments and the FBI are assisting Orono in the investigation. The Maine State Police, the University of Maine police, the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office, as well as officers from Old Town and Veazie departments helped in the case. Cruisers and cops crowded around the bank around midday by the entrance of the university, said a passerby.

The Bangor Savings Bank on Park Street has been robbed two other times in the past eight years, in July of 2010 and in April of 2014.

Anyone with information about Tuesday’s robbery is asked to contact the Penobscot Regional Communications Center at (207) 945-4636.

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