Police continue to investigate Monday’s robbery at Bank of Maine in Hallowell.

Hallowell Police Chief Eric Nason said investigators continue to follow up on leads they hope will lead them to the man who held up the Winthrop Street bank.

“We have a lot of things going on with it,” Nason said.

The FBI, as it does with all bank robberies, is assisting. “The FBI has been extremely helpful,” Nason said.

A man in his late 60s or early 70s walked asked to open an account around 10:15 a.m. Monday, police said. The man then presented a note demanding money.

Nason has not disclosed the contents of the note, including details about any threats the man may have made. Initial scanner reports were than the man claimed to have a grenade.

Bank staff gave the robber an undisclosed amount of money and he reportedly left on foot down Winthrop Street.

The robber was about 6 feet tall and estimated to weigh 175 pounds. He was wearing a straw hat, a tan or brown coat, a blue shirt, tan or brown pants and brown shoes, and he was carrying a brown briefcase.

Craig Crosby — 621-5642

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