FBI, police investigating Scarborough armed robbery


The Scarborough police and the FBI are still seeking the man suspected in the Nov. 28 armed robbery of the Maine Bank and Trust on Route 1.

According to Det. Donald Blatchford of the Scarborough Police, the suspect stole an undisclosed amount of money. At this point in the investigation, said Blatchford, it appears the robbery in Scarborough is possibly linked to similar crimes in the area and in other states.

Since the crime is still under investigation, said Blatchford, he could not release any other information, but added that investigators are working hard. “We’re doing a significant amount of work,” said Blatchford. “We’re making progress.”

Police said at approximately 11 a.m., a man wearing a ski mask went into the bank at 439 U.S. Route 1 and demanded money. Police said the man displayed what appeared to be a black handgun during the incident.

The suspect is described as a white male between 5 feet 10 inches and 6 feet tall, wearing a gray fleece jacket, gray sweatpants and a black ski mask with gray hair protruding from the sides. Police said suspect left the bank headed south on Route 1 towards Saco in a gray Chevrolet pickup truck with a black cap and an unknown registration. The truck was later found unoccupied.

The crime tip hotline established after the robbery is still available for the public to call, said Blatchford. The number is 730-4300 ext. 3.

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