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Brewer man arrested in connection with Big Apple robbery

Posted July 29, 2011, at 3:05 p.m.
Nicholas Robichaud
Bangor Police Department
Nicholas Robichaud

BANGOR, Maine — Bangor police arrested a Brewer man Thursday in connection with a July 22 robbery at the Big Apple gas station and convenience store on State Street, according to police Sgt. Paul Edwards.

Nicholas Robichaud, 29, was arrested around 2 p.m. by Bangor police Detective Jim Carr, Edwards said.

On July 22, Robichaud allegedly entered the Big Apple wearing a ski mask and demanded money. The clerk handed over cash and Robichaud left on foot, police said.

The store has been the target of a robbery every year for the past five years, Edwards said. The store was robbed in April, which led to charges against two people — including a store clerk — in what was labeled an inside job.

Robichaud is charged with Class B felony robbery, Edwards said. He was still being held at Penobscot County Jail as of Friday afternoon, with bail set at $10,000 cash, according to a jail employee. (Nick McCrea, BDN)

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