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Truck driver says he was shot at, dragged from his rig, and robbed


Maine State Police are investigating after a water tanker truck driver says that motorists opened fire on him and later robbed him on Tuesday.

The incident happened around 6:20 p.m. on I-95 in Howland, Maine, according to a news release from Maine State Police:

“The male truck driver, who was hauling water from a Poland Spring facility in Lincoln, told troopers that two men in red sedan with a light gray driver’s sidedoor fired a shot at the truck as they were passing him on the interstate southbound near the Mattamiscontis / Howland Town line. The truck and the car both stopped and the truck driver was pulled out of the truck and money was stolen from him. The two men from the car reportedly then left the scene travelling south.

Troopers responded to the area and began investigating the allegations. The truck driver, who was not injured, has been interviewed and Troopers have been gathering evidence throughout the day . State Police believe that this was an isolated incident and that there is no ongoing threat to the public.”

Images captured at the scene by local news station Fox Bangor show a single bullet hole through the truck’s windshield.

It isn’t clear how much money was stolen.

The incident remains under investigation.

Troopers are asking anyone who may have witnessed the shooting incident to call State Police in Bangor at 207-973-3700.



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