A Maine man was sentenced to 10 years in state prison Tuesday for the 2016 armed robbery of the Credit Union of the Berkshires, according to the Berkshire District Attorney's Office.

Clinton Damboise, 44, of Belgrade, entered the Williams Street bank on Sept. 13, 2016, placed a handgun on the counter, and demanded money from an employee before fleeing on foot.

Pittsfield Police officers conducted an area search and a K-9 made a track to an area where a vehicle had been seen earlier. As a precaution, the nearby Williams and Egremont elementary schools were placed on lockdown status for a short period of time.

Damboise was arrested later by authorities in Connecticut, where he has a previous bank robbery conviction, according to the DA's Office. He also is under federal indictment in connection with a bank robbery in Maine.

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