WINDHAM — A man who claimed he had a gun robbed the Santander Bank Monday afternoon, police said.

The robber entered the 3 Wall St. bank at around 3:20 p.m. and began yelling it was a robbery. He said he had a handgun but never showed one, according to police Capt. Michael Caron.

He then demanded money from a teller, who complied by handing over an undisclosed amount of cash, Caron said.

The suspect fled on foot and was last seen getting into a silver-colored vehicle that was parked at the rear of the bank with an older man at the wheel. The getaway car is believed to have headed south on Wall Street toward the intersection with Route 111, Caron said.

The suspect was described as a while man, approximately 5-foot-10, medium build, with a goatee, possibly reddish in color. He was wearing a navy blue pullover sweatshirt with an “Under Armor” logo on the hood, gray sweat pants and dark-colored gloves with a distinct logo, according to police.

Windham officers were assisted at the scene by the Salem Police Department and the case remains under investigation, Caron said. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call the Windham Police Department at 603-434-5577 or email

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