Freeport police investigate robbery of downtown home

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FREEPORT — Police are releasing few details of a robbery that took place Tuesday afternoon on Rowe Court, just blocks from the public safety building.

Just before 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, two masked suspects entered a home on Rowe Court, went directly to a room in the home and removed an unnamed item, Lt. Susan Nourse said Wednesday in a release.

As the suspects passed a doorway in the hallway, a 20-year-old resident of the home came to the door, and one of the individuals allegedly pushed her, causing her to fall. No injury was reported.

The pair left the home and fled on foot, prompting a search of the area by police and the department’s police dog.

On Thursday, Nourse said the incident was “very directed” at the home in question. Citing an ongoing investigation, she declined to provide additional details, including whether police have identified a suspect.

Meanwhile, Freeport police continue to investigate an Aug. 3 robbery at Norway Savings Bank – the second bank robbery in town this summer. Nourse said Thursday that police have “collected more clues and information” about the Aug. 3 robbery, during which a lone man brandished a gun and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Nourse declined to release more information, citing an ongoing investigation.

On July 17, KeyBank, just blocks away from Norway Savings Bank on Main Street, was robbed at gunpoint. On July 24, police arrested 25-year-old Jimmy Odong of Portland and charged him with the crime.