Two Armed Robberies in Baxter Blvd Area This Afternoon

Hannaford Brothers, on Forest Avenue.

Hannaford Brothers, 295 Forest Avenue.

By Carol McCracken  (Post # 2,365)

Two armed robberies occurred this afternoon in the Baxter Blvd. area of Portland according to a press release from the Portland Police Department.

The first armed robbery took place around 1:45 pm in the parking lot of Hannaford Brother’s, 295 Forest Avenue.  A man reported that while sitting in his car he was approached by a subject with a handgun who demanded his phone.  The suspect eventually fled on foot without the phone.

About one hour later, a subject approached a women in her car in the parking lot of 850 Baxter Blvd. Seaside Nursing Home.  He pointed a handgun at the driver and ordered her out of the car.  She fled on foot and the perpetrator stole her car.

The stolen car is a silver 2004 Honda Pilot bearing Maine registration 6690 SZ.

In both cases the suspect is described as a black male, about 20 years old, 5’10” tall and wearing dark color clothing and having afro style hair.

Neither victims were injured.  Police are asking that any one with information, please call 207-874-8575.  If you see the stolen car do not approach it, call police immediately.