AUGUSTA, Maine — A man considered armed and dangerous is wanted in connection with a June 23 bank robbery in Kennebec County, officials said.

The FBI’s Boston Division and several law enforcement agencies are searching for John Cecil Slater, 66, of Augusta, who is allegedly responsible for robbing the Bank of Maine in Hallowell last month, according to an FBI statement.

A federal warrant for Slater’s arrest was issued on June 27 after a search warrant on property associated with Slater was performed.

According to the statement, it is unknown where Slater is currently residing, but his last known residential address is listed as Augusta.

Slater entered the Hallowell bank on June 23, verbally issued threats, demanded money and fled. Although he was not armed at the time, Slater is considered armed and dangerous.

Hallowell and Augusta police and state police are among the Maine agencies searching for Slater.

Slater is a white male standing 5 feet, 11 inches tall, weighing 200 pounds. He has brown hair and hazel eyes and tattoos on both arms. Slater also has a deformed left hand due to a previous injury.

He was wearing a straw hat, blue shirt, brown suit jacket and brown shoes at the time of the robbery.

Anyone who comes in contact with Slater should report information to the FBI’s Boston Division at 617-742-5533, or contact State, Augusta or Hallowell police.

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