PITTSFIELD- A manhunt is underway for a suspect that robbed a pizza shop in Pittsfield.
Those that live near Richie’s Pizza in Pittsfield were shocked to hear about an armed robbery taking place Tuesday afternoon.
“We heard a lot of noise out here, then a lot of cops and sheriffs and guys out here with their guns out,” Catherine Maynard, who lives nearby, told us. “They told us there was a robbery and asked if we’d seen anyone, so we kept the doors locked.”
Police say the call came in just before 4 P.M.
“We had a report of a suspect coming into the pizza restaurant, he brandished a pistol and demanded money,” said Chief Pete Bickmore of the Pittsfield Police Department.
Right now, it’s unclear how much money the suspect got away with.
“We have a multi-agency manhunt looking for the suspect using helicopters from the forest service, state police k-9’s, other various agencies,” Bickmore added.
The suspect is being described as around six feet tall and about 200 pounds, last seen wearing an orange Carhartt sweatshirt.
“We’re going to follow up on all possible investigations and we’re going to work as long as we need to,” Bickmore said. “We’re being supported by state and local agencies and it’s a team effort.
If you have any information on the suspect or his whereabouts you’re asked to contact Maine State Police at 624-7076.
You can also contact the Pittsfield Police Department, 487-3101.