The suspect in a Corinna store robbery is seen early Friday morning in a surveillance photo provided by police. Photo courtesy of Maine State Police

Mark Dunlop

A man armed with a handgun tried to rob a convenience store in the Penobscot County town of Corinna early Friday morning but came away empty-handed after the store clerk refused and bolted into an office, police said.

“That action scared off the robber and he fled on foot, likely on a nearby rail trail,” Steve McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety, said in a news release. “The clerk was not injured.”

Mark Dunlop, 43, of Plymouth, was later charged in connection with the robbery, police said Friday afternoon. McCausland said Dunlop was taken into custody at his home, charged with robbery, and taken to the Penobscot County Jail.

The suspect was initially described by police as a man wearing a black zip-up hoodie with white strings, a black Carhartt winter hat, black face mask and blue latex gloves.

The suspect in a Corinna store robbery is seen early Friday morning in a surveillance photo provided by police. Photo courtesy of Maine State Police

The robbery was reported at AE Robinson convenience store at 60 Newport Road in Corinna around 2:30 a.m., according to McCausland. The robber demanded money and the female clerk refused to hand over any cash and ran into the store’s office, prompting the suspect to run away from the scene, McCausland said.

Maine State Police troopers led the investigation and were assisted by the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office, Newport Police Department, Dexter Police Department and Maine Warden Service.

 


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