The University Credit Union at 391 Forest Avenue was robbed for the second time this month. An arrest has already been made.
At 3:40 p.m. a white man in a grey hooded sweatshirt entered the credit union and handed a teller a threatening note demanding cash. The teller gave the man an undisclosed amount of money.
The robber quickly fled the building, hopped on a bicycle, and sped off in the outbound direction on Forest Avenue. No one was injured.
The next day, Saturday, September 26th, Portland Police arrested 42-year-old Thomas Monat of Portland and charged him with the robbery.
Monat was arrested at 1:30 p.m. in the 700 block of Forest Avenue. He was seen walking in the area when officers recognized him as being wanted for violating probation. He was taken into custody without incident. Following additional investigation he has been charged with robbery as well as being held on a warrant for probation revocation.
Monat was identified by several callers who saw the credit union surveillance photos in the media and recognized him.
This was the second time the University Credit Union has been robbed in the past three weeks. The last robbery occurred on Friday, September 4th. Police do not believe the incidents are connected.