UNITY — A man robbed the Down East Credit Union at 58 School St. Friday afternoon, escaping with an undisclosed amount of money, police said.

Even as Maine State Police and Waldo County Sheriff’s Department officers scoured the area, guns drawn and using tracking dogs, the suspect had not been found by Friday evening. Police said the FBI had also been contacted.

No one was injured during the robbery and it was unclear Friday whether a weapon was involved, although the incident was initially reported as an armed robbery.

Scott Story, the Waldo County sheriff, said the robbery happened about 2:30 p.m. when a man handed a teller a black bag. The man then fled on foot, reportedly toward the Unity Raceway down Route 139.

The robber was described as a thin white man in his 20s, 5-feet, 6- to 8-inches tall, wearing a white hooded sweatshirt with the word “Montana” and possibly the number “89.” He was also wearing blue jeans, tennis shoes, sunglasses and possibly gloves, according to an all-points bulletin issued by the sheriff’s office.

As of 5 p.m. Friday, a police dispatcher for the sheriff’s office said officers were still scouring the area and had not located the suspect. Officers on scene were brandishing guns and could be seen searching the woods directly behind the credit union, which is adjacent to Unity Elementary School.

The credit union was closed following the robbery and it was cordoned off with yellow police tape. Police investigators could be seen coming in and out.

Kaj Johansen, regional vice president for the credit union, declined comment on the incident.

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