PORTLAND — A watch shop in downtown Portland was robbed this afternoon by a man wielding a brick.

Lt. Gary Hutcheson said 21-year-old Arien J. Litalien entered Swiss Time at 86 Exchange St. about 4:20 p.m. and asked to be shown the store’s best watches.

An employee took Litalien to a display case containing several Rolex watches. At that point Litalien produced a brick which he used to smash the display case. He removed several watches and fled.

The employee pursued Litalien and tackled him in Tommy’s Park. A passerby helped restrain Litalien until police arrived.
Litalien is being held at the Cumberland County Jail on charges of robbery, felony theft, criminal mischief, and violation of bail conditions from a previous arrest.