Couple robbed at gunpoint at boat landing

By Gail Geraghty

Staff Writer

Bridgton Police are tracking down leads in hopes of catching two men wearing facemasks, who committed armed robbery after threatening a man and woman from Bridgton with a handgun and a pipe at the boat landing on Power House Road.

A neighbor called police around 8:30 p.m. July 21 after hearing shouting coming from the boat landing area, Police Chief Richard Stillman said Tuesday. Police arrived to find a man who said his girlfriend ran off after two young white males accosted them at the boat landing. The man said one of the assailants put a handgun in his face and threatened them both with a pipe.

The man said the assailants robbed his girlfriend’s cell phone before taking off. Stillman said it took a few minutes to locate the woman. He declined to give their identities, saying only they live in Bridgton.

One of the alleged robbers was described as being about six feet tall and weighing around 170 pounds. The other male was described as being shorter and much thinner.

Stillman said he has several officers working on the case and they are hoping to get some additional information, including a vehicle identification that will lead to an arrest.

Maine State Police assisted Bridgton Police on the call. Responding from Bridgton were Officers Smolinsky, Matt McCormick, Phil Jones, Brad Gaumont and several reserve officers.



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