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Orono police searching for alleged bank robber

ORONO - A man wanted in connection with Tuesday afternoon's Orono bank robbery remains at large.

The Orono branch of Bangor Savings Bank was robbed shortly after noon Tuesday.

According to Orono Police, no one was injured during the robbery.

"The report was a male came in wearing a grey, hooded sweatshirt, a black mask, sunglasses. Handed them a note with some instructions that he wanted money. He implied that he had a weapon. He took an undisclosed amount of cash and left the bank on foot.," said Chief Josh Ewing with Orono Police.

An intensive search was conducted by nearly two dozen police officers, but the suspect managed to elude capture.

Chief Ewing says investigators are trying to determine whether this robbery is connected to Sunday's robbery of a convenience store in Milford.

The police chief says this the second time within the past several years this branch of Bangor Savings Bank has been robbed.

TJ Tremble

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T.J. Tremble joined WVII ABC 7 and WFVX FOX 22 in March 2016.

He was raised in Bangor, attended Bangor schools and graduated from John Bapst High School. He attended the University of Maine, studying political science.

He started his news career at the Camden Herald, many years ago. He also worked for the Bangor Daily News in Rockland, Belfast and Bangor.

He entered broadcast journalism as news director for WQCB-FM, Brewer. For Many years he worked behind the scenes in radio and television.

Recently, he worked as a news reporter for Zone Radio Corporation in Bangor [WZON-AM, WKIT-FM and WZLO-FM.

He has received reporting awards from the Maine Press Association, Maine Association of Broadcasters and the Maine Associated Press Broadcasters Association.

He is married, with three adult children and three grandchildren.