NEW GLOUCESTER — Cumberland County sheriff’s deputies are searching for a man who robbed Cloutier’s Market early this morning.

Capt. Jeff Davis said deputies responded around 7:15 a.m. to the market on Lewiston Road. He said a store employee was leaving to make a deposit at a local bank when she was approached by a white man who pushed her to the ground. The man demanded the money, but did not display a weapon. He fled on foot with an undisclosed amount.

Deputies placed a nearby daycare on lockdown as a precaution, but Davis said there was never a threat to the business.

Davis said the man is between 5-foot-7 and 5-foot-9 and weighs between 170 and 190 pounds. Surveillance footage shows he was wearing a white T-shirt under a brown hooded sweatshirt, dark pants and sneakers.

Anyone with information can contact Detective John Fournier at 774-1444 ext. 2173.