A Waterville man was arrested Friday in connection with a bank robbery in Bingham Thursday.
Paul Robinson, 40, was taken into custody about 5 p.m. by the Somerset County Sheriff’s Department, which investigated the robbery of Camden National Bank on Main Street.
“A search warrant was executed on the suspect’s person and motor vehicle and the motor vehicle was impounded and brought to the Sheriff’s Department,”  Detective Lt. Carl E. Gottardi II, of that department, said in a press release dated Friday.
“The search warrant execution yielded further evidence, believed to link the suspect to this robbery,” the release says.
Robinson was charged with Class B robbery and remained Saturday in Somerset County Jail in Madison..
Waterville and Fairfield police helped the Sheriff’s Department on Friday by conducting surveillance on Robinson while the Sheriff’s Department was obtaining the search warrant, according to Gottardi.
Maine state Police also helped in the investigation Friday, he said.
Besides Gottardi, Sheriff’s Department officials who worked on the case are Staff Sgt. Michael Knight, Detective Matthew Cunningham,  and deputies Wilfred Dodge, David Cole and William Quigley.
“This case was brought to a swift and successful conclusion by the joint collaboration of all the aforementioned police agencies, the bank employees and other citizens who provided information,” Gottardi said.
On Thursday, a man wearing a surgical mask, sunglasses and a hooded sweatshirt robbed the bank in Bingham’s downtown.
He did not show a weapon; two employees were in the bank, Gottardi said at the time.
The robber left on foot just after noon with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Gottardi said Thursday that the man entered the bank and asked the clerk to give him money. State police, sheriff’s deputies and game wardens combed the area. A tracking dog was used.
No customers were in the bank when it was robbed, according to Gottardi.

Amy Calder — 861-9247
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