Machias PD Searching for New Year’s Eve Robber

By Sarah Craighead Dedmon


Machias Police Chief Grady Dwelley confirmed that a robbery took place on Sunday, Dec. 31 in Machias. An unidentified person made off with an undisclosed amount of money from the Machias River Inn.

The robbery took place at approximately 7 p.m., but the gender of the thief could not be determined from witness descriptions.  Dwelley declined to comment on the use of a weapon. 

According to Machias River Inn Manager Shelly Roberts, the clerk who was working that night was new to the job and working his first night shift. “He handled it very well, and no one was injured,” she said, “which, from our perspective, is the most important thing.” Roberts confirmed that the thief did make off with a small amount of cash.