The Androscoggin Bank at 505 Sabattus St. in Lewiston. Credit: Google Streetview

Lewiston police arrested a local 39-year-old man in connection with an alleged bank robbery in the city Tuesday afternoon, the Sun Journal reported.

Lt. David St. Pierre of the Lewiston Police Department told the newspaper an alarm was triggered at the Androscoggin Bank at 505 Sabattus St. at around 12:25 p.m.

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Joseph Donald Tilton was found on nearby Webster Street shortly after the alleged robbery, arrested and charged with Class B robbery, according to the Sun Journal.

Police say Tilton demanded money at the bank, jumped onto the counter and grabbed an undisclosed amount of money before fleeing.

St. Pierre told the newspaper the investigation is ongoing and more people may be charged in connection with the alleged crime.

Seth Koenig

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