A bank robbery in Ellsworth this afternoon. Police say a man walked into the Key Bank on High Street and demanded all the cash. He then stuffed the money into a green soft sided cooler and fled in an unknown vehicle. The suspect is described as being small statured. He was wearing grey or black clothing. He had a hood over his head, sunglasses and a mask that covered his nose. There are no reports of any injuries.
Police have identified an elderly man who was struck by a tractor trailer truck last night in Brewer. They say 74 year old Don Factor was crossing South Main Street near St. Theresa's Catholic Church when he was hit around 5:30. 59 year old Gregory Crossman of Holden was driving the rig. Factor was rushed to Eastern Maine Medical Center for treatment of head trauma and other injuries. Police say it doesn't appear that speed or alcohol were factors. They also say Factor failed to use the crosswalk. An accident reconstruction team is trying to figure out how it happened and no charges have been filed.