Brunswick armed robbery suspect nabbed

Posted Aug. 03, 2011, at 6:20 p.m.
Armand Maderal
Armand Maderal

BRUNSWICK, Maine — A Brunswick man was charged with robbery Tuesday night after allegedly robbing another man at knifepoint near the canoe portage on Mill Street.

Armand Maderal, 19, was arrested at his home later in the evening and charged with the Class A felony, according to Deputy Chief Marc Hagan of the Brunswick Police Department.

Brunswick police were called at 6:13 p.m. to the Cumberland Farms at the intersection of Pleasant and Mill streets where a man reported that he’d just been robbed at knifepoint by a man wearing a black mask, Hagan said.

The victim said the perpetrator emerged from the woods near the canoe portage on the Androscoggin River, approached the group he was with, held out a knife and demanded money. After he received the victim’s wallet, the perpetrator ran back into the woods and then fled in a vehicle, Hagan said.

However, the victim and his friends — from the Bath area — saw the vehicle’s license plate and reported it to police. Officers then traced the car to Maderal’s home, where they interviewed Maderal and then arrested him.

Maderal’s bail was set at $10,000 unsecured, and he was released later Tuesday night on $60 cash paid to the bail commissioner, Hagan said.

He is scheduled to appear Sept. 20 in Cumberland County Superior Court.

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