Store robber gets away with only a can of soda

8:18 PM, Sep 20, 2013   |    comments
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BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - The Garland Street Market in Bangor was the target of a robbery late Thursday night. But the suspect got a drink, and nothing else.

Police say that around 9:50pm, a white male, around 6'2" and 200 pounds went into the store at the corner of Garland and Grove Street. The store's manager, Matthew Baker, was working his closing shift at the time of the attempted robbery. He says that the suspect walked up to the counter, showed a knife and demanded money.

"Pretty scary what people are actually doing that they wouldn't normally do," said Baker.

He activated the alarm and retreated to a safe area of the store. Police responded a short time later to find the suspect gone. Taking no money with him, but only a 99 cent can of soda.

"It's one thing to ask or demand money or take a soda," said Lt. Paul Edwards of the Bangor Police Department. "But when you brandish a weapon that is a desperate person wanting to do harm."

Police are still searching for the suspect, described as wearing a blue hoodie, black baseball cap with a reflective emblem on the brim and black sweatpants.

If you have any information as to his identity or witnessed the incident, you are being urged to call the Bangor Police Department at 947-7382. If you wish to remain anonymous, press 6.


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