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The same Cumberland Farms store robbed by Cpl. Cole's killer hit again

Mitchell described the suspect as a white adult male, 25 to 28 years old, 5’8” to 5’10”, approximately 170 pounds.

NORRIDGEWOCK, Maine — Police are investigating a robbery that happened in Norridgewock Thursday night.

Somerset County Chief Deputy Michael Mitchell said around 10:44 p.m. they received a call of a robbery at the Cumberland Farms on Main Street in Norridgewock.

Deputies describe the suspect as a white man, 25 to 28 years old, 5’8” to 5’10”, approximately 170 pounds. 

The was wearing blue jeans, a dark brown hooded coat, light-colored gloves, and work boots. Police say the suspect robbed the convenience store and got away with an undisclosed amount of cash.

No one was injured during the robbery. 

Mitchell said the Sheriff’s Office is withholding the amount of cash taken and whether the robber was armed. 

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Convenience store robbed in Norridgewock Maine

Anyone with information regarding the robbery is asked to call Somerset County Sheriff’s Office at 207-474-6386 or the tip line at 207-474-0230.

Mitchell said the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Maine State Police and the Fairfield and Skowhegan Police Departments.

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The Cumberland Farms is the same store that John Williams, 31, robbed the night he shot and killed an Cpl. Eugene Cole on April 25, 2018.  

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After shooting Cole in the neck, Williams took off in Cole's cruiser. Dash camera footage showed Williams just moments after he killed Cole. He then abandoned the cruiser heading into the woods and launching a massive four-day manhunt. 

Williams was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of the Somerset County Sheriff's Deputy on September 12. 

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