Police in Kittery, Maine, are investigating a robbery and an attempted robbery, both of which targeted elderly residents on March 28.
According to a release from the Kittery Police Department, the first attempted robbery was reported at approximately 7:15 p.m. near Bridge Street. The victim was an elderly male who was walking his dog near his house. According to police, someone approached the man from behind, claimed that he had a knife, and told the man to give him his wallet. The victim shouted to his wife to call the police and the suspect fled. No one was injured and no money was taken.
The second robbery was reported at 8:10 p.m. at Village Green Drive. An elderly woman reported that a man entered her home and told her to give him all her money and she would not be hurt. No weapon was shown and no one was injured, although police said the woman was pushed and a small amount of cash was taken.
The suspect is described as a white male, approximately six feet tall, thin, and between 20 and 30 years old. He has a small amount of facial hair on his chin and was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and jeans. He is believed to have been driving an older black sedan, possibly a Mercury.
Kittery police believe the two incidents are related and are investigating. Police have also increased patrols in residential areas but do not believe there is an immediate threat to residents. Police are urging residents to report suspicious activity and ask residents with information about the incidents to contact the department at 207-439-1638.