Police in Newport looking for "Gilligan" bank robber

6:52 PM, Mar 31, 2010   |    comments
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NEWPORT, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A manhunt is on for a suspect police say robbed the TD Bank in Newport Wednesday just after 9:00 a.m.

Police say the man, who was in his late teens to early 20s, was wearing a sailor's hat similar to the one Bob Denver wore as Gilligan from the TV show, Gilligan's Island.

Investigators say the suspect was about 5'6", wearing a black coat with a zipper on the breast pocket, tan pants and a T-shirt.

The suspect got away with an undisclosed amount of money. Police say a medium-size red car was seen leaving the area after the robbery.

The sailor's hat was later found behind the bank.

Newport police, the Penobscot County Sheriff's Department and Maine State Police are investigating.

If you have information on the robbery, state police ask you to call the Orono barracks at 866-2122.


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