Police Search for Bangor Armed Robber 

Police are investigating an armed robbery in Bangor. A woman was held up at gun point, and the suspect hasn’t yet been found.”To think that something like that can happen here, it scares me,” says Casey Commeau, who works nearby.A female clerk was working alone at the Tom T. Irving on Broadway, when, just after 9 p.m. Saturday, a man walked in, wearing a mask.The clerk told police the man pointed a gun at her and demanded cash, saying it was ‘no joke.’She gave him an undisclosed amount of money, and he ran off toward the Burleigh Road area.”She did the right thing,” says Bangor Police Sgt. Paul Edwards. “When the robbery occurred, she got the best description she could, she locked the door, and she called 911 immediately.”Crews searched the area with a dog, but didn’t find the suspect.”I was totally surprised when I heard about it, and I just feel really bad for the business next door,” says Rhonda Charette, manager at the Gifford’s Ice Cream shop.Workers at Gifford’s were just leaving for the night when police arrived.”There were a few police cars that pulled in and they asked them if they had seen anybody – and they said no – and the police told them they probably should leave,” says Charette.”It’s scary because it is a small town. So it doesn’t happen too often, but I mean, I work right across the street,” says Commeau, who works at Kev-Lan. “I can’t believe that someone would be that desperate.”Edwards says while there have been a lot of robberies lately, this type of incident is rare.”We’re not seeing strong-armed robberies, what you would call something like this, where a gun is actually pointed at someone and cash is demanded,” he says.The clerk wasn’t injured. Edwards says she handled herself well in a bad situation.”Don’t try to fight or get in the way,” he says, “of people who are demanding money and are desperate enough to show a gun.”Police are still investigating the case and hope to make an arrest soon.If you have any information, they ask that you call the Detective Division at 947-7384.