LEWISTON — Police said a bank branch was robbed Wednesday by a man who handed a teller a note saying he was armed and who then fled on a bicycle.

Keith Anthony Phillips, 57, of Lewiston, was arrested without incident within an hour at a Pierce Street apartment, police said.

He was charged with robbery and was being held Wednesday night on $20,000 cash bail at the Androscoggin County Jail in Auburn.

Police said no weapon was seen during the robbery at the Androscoggin Bank branch on Lisbon Street at about noon. An undisclosed amount of money was taken.

The robbery charge is punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

Police officers, detectives and agents from the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, the Central Maine Violent Crimes Task Force, the FBI Safe Streets Task Force and local police departments coordinated in the search for the suspect.

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