PORTLAND, Maine — Portland police are on the lookout for three men they say broke into 127 Cumberland Ave. Thursday morning.

“Two residents reported they were robbed by three black males with handguns, who forced their way into the apartment, restrained the two victims and demanded money,” Lt. James Sweatt of the Portland Police Department said in a statement. “One of the victims was able to escape to a nearby business. After the victim escaped, the three suspects fled with cash heading down Anderson Street.”

Sweatt said witnesses reported seeing the suspects leaving the area in a tan-colored Ford sport utility vehicle. He said the victims reported minor injuries resulting from being bound by the suspects.

All three suspects were described as black males. Two of the suspects were described as being about 30 years old and heavyset. One wore black clothing while the other was described as having a moustache or beard, wearing a gray woolen jacket and hat. He was armed with a black handgun, witnesses said.

The third suspect was described as standing 6 feet tall, slim with no facial hair, wearing dark clothing with a hood and baseball hat. The second suspect’s handgun was described as being black with a brown handle.

Police have distributed video surveillance camera images of at least two of the suspects and are asking anyone who many have seen the suspects to contact police by calling 874-8584, texting the keyword GOTCHA and a message to 274637 or visiting the department website at portland-police.com.

Seth Koenig

Seth has nearly a decade of professional journalism experience and writes about the greater Portland region.