WATERVILLE — Police are asking for public assistance identifying the suspect in an armed robbery of Goodwill after the man left the area on foot.

The robbery was reported late Saturday morning.

The suspect is described as a white male, roughly 5 feet, 9 inches tall, with a thin build and wearing dark clothes, according to a news release from Waterville police Detective Sgt. Lincoln Ryder. The suspect was seen wearing a black shirt with a small white emblem on the breast, black pants, a navy blue Boston Red Sox baseball hat with the word “Champs” on it, black sneakers, white working gloves with black palms and a light blue surgical mask.

Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a man they say was involved in an armed robbery Saturday at Goodwill on The Concourse. Photo courtesy of Waterville Police Department

Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to contact Detective Chase Fabian at 207-680-4708 or cfabian@waterville-me.gov.

Waterville police responded to a report of an armed robbery at Goodwill, 10 West Concourse, just after 11:30 a.m. The suspect was armed with a firearm under his clothing, which he reportedly showed to the store clerk. He took cash from the store and left the area on foot, travelling south toward Spring Street, according to police. Ryder declined to release the amount of money taken.

Several area police departments responded to create a perimeter downtown, and a police K-9 was brought in to attempt to track the man. Although the suspect was not located during the tracking, officers did recover some evidence.

Ryder said that there is no immediate threat to the public, but the department will maintain an increased presence downtown Saturday evening, especially with the Parade of Lights going through Main Street.

“Any time we investigate a crime of this nature there is concern for public safety until the suspect is apprehended, however there is no known direct threat at this time,” Ryder said.

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