Portland Police Investigating Armed Robbery 

Police are investigating what appears to be an armed robbery of $5 that took place in the parking lot at the Maine Mall. Police say a woman who works near the mall was standing beside her car Sunday evening when a red Ford Mustang, with four young men inside, pulled up and asked for 70 cents to pay a Maine Turnpike toll. The woman says one of the car’s occupants was holding a handgun. The youth, who seemed to be playing with the gun, never pointed the gun at her. Police tell The Portland Press Herald, the woman felt scared and intimidated, so she gave the car’s occupants $5. Police contacted turnpike authorities to see if they had seen the car. They are also planning to review video footage.