Credit union hoping video will help ID robber


LEWISTON – A week after a Main Street credit union was robbed, police began circulating footage from a surveillance camera in hopes of generating tips.

Police say a man robbed Rainbow Federal Credit Union Saturday Jan. 13 just before the bank closed for the long weekend.

A few minutes after noon, police say, the white man, 20 to 25 years old, walked into the credit union at 381 Main St. and handed a teller a note that said he had a gun. The teller gave him an undisclosed amount of money and the man fled.

The man never showed a gun, police said. Although there were tellers and customers in the building, no one was hurt.

Earlier this week, police released a composite drawing of the suspect based on witness descriptions. Now they are hoping video from the credit union’s security system will help lead to the identity of the man. The surveillance video may be viewed at

Police said he was described as between 5-feet-3-inches and 5-feet-5-inches tall and weighed about 130 pounds. He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, a dark baseball cap and had a one or two-week’s growth of beard and mustache.

Lewiston police ask anyone with information to call 784-6422, ext. 202 or 784-6421.