Photo Gallery | Police Report Two Strong Arm Robberies in Saco


In the early morning hours of Monday, April 16th, 2012 the Saco Police Department responded to two reported strong armed robberies.  In the first, reported just before 11:00 PM, the Elm Street Cumberland Farms reported that a male entered the store and stated that he had a weapon and demanded cash.  Although the male threatened use of a weapon the clerk advised no weapon was displayed during the incident.  The suspect is described at 5’9”-6’ tall, with a thin build, short curly hair, and last seen wearing a gray, black and white colored sweater style shirt and possibly yellow and black plaid shorts.   The male was given an undisclosed amount of money. 

In the second incident, reported at 1:41 AM, a taxi driver for Twin City Taxi advised that a lone male customer, who he had just picked up on Middle Street, stated that he had a weapon and demanded cash.  On Saturday, April 14th, 2012 the same taxicab driver was the victim of a strong armed robbery in Biddeford. During the robbery early Monday in Saco the male suspect made reference to the robbery from the previous night.  The suspect is described as being in his 30’s, with a thin build, short brown hair and scruffy looking, and last seen wearing a gray pullover style sweatshirt and blue jeans with holes near the knees.   The male was given an undisclosed amount of money.   The suspect fled the taxi cab and was last seen fleeing on Middle Street.

Area police departments were advised of both robberies and a Saco Police K-9 unit working at the time initiated tracks which were unsuccessful.  Detectives were called out to assist in the investigations, interview victims and process the scenes.   

A photograph of the Cumberland Farms suspect taken from video of the incident is attached to this press release and the police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the male subject.  Should anyone recognize the subject they are encouraged to contact the Saco Police at 282-8216.

Should anyone have further questions about these incidents contact Deputy Chief Jeffrey Holland at 207-282-8216 or at