Man arrested in Bingham pharmacy robbery

Posted Sept. 14, 2011, at 11:24 a.m.

BINGHAM, Maine — A 55-year-old Maine man is facing charges he tied up four employees and a customer of a Bingham pharmacy and then forced them to the floor during an armed robbery.

The Somerset County Sheriff’s Department said James Stile of Sangerville showed a gun when he entered E.W. Moore & Sons Pharmacy on Monday demanding prescription drugs and money.

Investigators said he wore a mask, ball cap and sunglasses. He fled with money and drugs.

Officials didn’t say what led them to Stile, but he was arrested Tuesday morning at his home.

District Attorney Evert Fowle said this type of robbery is rare. He told the Morning Sentinel he’ll be talking with federal prosecutors about the best place to try the case.

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