LEWISTON — An unarmed man who walked into a local credit union and demanded cash was arrested three hours later, police said Tuesday night.

Travis T. Mullen, 35, of 45 Lowell St., Lewiston, walked into Community Credit Union at 4:36 p.m. Tuesday, said Lt. David St. Pierre of the Lewiston Police Department.

He said Mullen fled out the back of the bank with “a substantial amount of cash,” most of which was recovered by police.

The search, which included officers from Lewiston, as well as Maine Drug Enforcement agents and the violent crimes task force, ended with Mullens’ arrest on Center Street in Auburn at about 7:45 p.m.

“It was just a lot of good police work,” St. Pierre said of the search and arrest.

Mullens was wanted on several felony warrants, including three counts of theft in Auburn, two counts of theft in Lewiston; one count of violation of bail conditions, two counts of theft and one count of assaulting a police officer in Auburn; one count of theft in Auburn; and one count each of theft in South Portland, Cumberland County, Yarmouth and Topsham.

Tuesday’s robbery was the third this year at Community Credit Union. The others were on Jan 6 and Jan. 29.

Mullens was being held at the Androscoggin County Jail late Tuesday.

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