Authorities use GPS tracker in bank robbery arrest

WATERVILLE, Maine (WABI) - A Waterville man is accused of robbing a bank Tuesday. He was arrested less than an hour later.

Police say 38-year-old Kevin Barr entered Key Bank on Kennedy Memorial Drive.

They say he was wearing a cap and mask and, with gun in hand, demanded money.

He fled the scene riding a bike.

It happened just before 11am.

Police say the teller gave him money that contained a GPS tracker.

They set up a perimeter and caught him in woods just after 11:30.

"The Waterville communications center has that ability to track that GPS which was absolutely the reason why we caught him so quickly. They were able to start giving the responding units the coordinates of where he was going and where he was moving," said Waterville Police Chief Joseph Massey.

No one was injured.

We're told Barr was treated for injures unrelated to the arrest.

He will be held at the Kennebec County Jail on $165,000 cash bail.

Charges against him include criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, terrorizing, and possession of firearm by a prohibited person.