Armed Robbery in Machias

By Sarah Craighead Dedmon


On the afternoon of Monday, March 12, a man armed with a weapon robbed another man outside of the Dollar Tree store on Route 1 in Machias. The victim was not physically harmed, and the robber escaped the scene.

The Rose M. Gaffney Elementary School notified parents that the school was put on a “soft lockdown” after the event occurred out of an abundance of caution. Though the regular school day had ended, students were still on the premises for afterschool activities.

Machias Police Chief Grady Dwelley said that this is still an open investigation, and no arrests have been made. “We’re looking into a couple of leads for suspects,” he said.