WATERVILLE, Maine — Police are seeking a man who held up a downtown bank early Thursday evening.

According to Deputy Chief Charles Rumsey, the robbery was reported shortly before 6 p.m. when a lone robber entered the TD Bank on Main Street and handed a teller a threatening note.

The suspect was given an undisclosed amount of cash, and he subsequently fled the scene on foot, according to Rumsey.

Police did not disclose what was written in the note.

The robber stands approximately 6 feet tall and heavyset. He was wearing a dark colored jacket, a face mask, a hat and gloves, Rumsey said.

The robbery prompted a response from 10 Waterville police units, a Maine State Police canine and officers from surrounding towns, Rumsey said. The canine unit attempted a track for the suspect but the robber was not located.

Anyone with information on the robbery is urged to call Waterville police at 680-4700 and ask for Detective Josh Woods.

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