Police Still Searching For Newport Bank Robber

Rob Poindexter

Updated 5 years ago

Newport Police are still searching for the man they say robbed the TD Bank in Newport just after 9:00 this morning. In addition to Newport Police, Maine State Police, Penobscot Sheriff’s, and the Maine Warden’s Service are assisting in the search and investigation.The robber is described as a young man in his late teens to early 20s, 5’6″, wearing a black coat with a horizontal zipper on the breast, with grey on the shoulders and sleeves, and tan pants and a tee shirt. The sailor’s hat he was wearing, which is described as being similar to Gilligan from the old TV show, was later found behind the bank. A medium sized red Hyundai was seen leaving the area shortly after the robbery. We’re told the suspect was dropped off at the bank where he gave a note to a clerk saying he had a gun, but did not display a weapon.Police say the suspect made off with a bag of money. No one was hurt.Anyone with information is asked to call State Police in Orono at 866-2122, or 911 on a cell phone.


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