Criminal Threatening - Tebb’s Smoke Shop

10/19/2012 - Portland Police Department
109 Middle Street
Portland, Maine 04101
www.police.portlandmaine.gov
CONTACT: Detective Sergeant Dean Goodale, phone (207) 874-8526 - dwg@portlandmaine.gov


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 18, 2012
Criminal Threatening
Tebb’s Smoke Shop, 845 Forest Avenue

On October 17, 2012 at 6:35 P.M. the clerk at Tebb’s Smoke Shop, 845 Forest Avenue, was threatened by a masked man brandishing a handgun. The clerk was chased throughout the store before she fled the building. The perpetrator left the area on foot and was last seen heading outbound on Forest Avenue. The clerk was alone in the store and was unharmed in the attack. The stores surveillance system captured the crime. The perpetrator was wearing a mask, dark colored hooded sweatshirt, and carrying a gray backpack. Police do not know if the gunman intended to commit a robbery or some other violent crime. Anyone having information is asked to contact the Portland Police Department.

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