Armed robbery suspect held on $50,000 cash bail
WESTBROOK (WGME) – A Westbrook man is behind bars, charged with robbery.
Westbrook police say the man is responsible for one of the recent armed robberies across greater Portland, and maybe more.
Police are tight-lipped about the details; they won't say what led them to Travis Card, because the investigation is ongoing.
Right now they're working with other agencies to find out whether he's connected to similar robberies across Southern Maine.
Police say the man caught on surveillance video is 38-year-old Card.
Police say Card displayed the gun in a threatening way and demanded money from the clerk.
He was arrested at 6:30 Friday morning during a traffic stop.
Captain Steven Goldberg says they did find evidence during a search of Card's car and apartment.
“Today's operation was a joint effort between the Westbrook Police Department, the Portland Police Department, the South Portland Police Department and the FBI,” Goldberg said.
The April 6 robbery is one of 15 across Southern Maine since March 20, including four in Westbrook.
A Portland man was arrested on Sunday for the armed robbery of a Gorham pizza store over the weekend.
Goldberg says it's too soon to tell if card is connected to others.
“We've been having daily conference calls actually between investigators to make sure we're all on the same page that we're sharing information,” Goldberg said.
In the meantime, they urge the public to be alert.
“Even before this robbery spree happened, we encourage business owners, residents, everybody to just be aware of your surroundings and if you see something suspicious, don't hesitate to give us a call,” Goldberg said. “We're happy to come out and check it out."
Card is being held at the Cumberland County Jail on $50,000 cash bail.
He's scheduled to make his first court appearance on Tuesday.