May 27, 2018
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Brunswick man accused in knife point robbery indicted

Armand Maderal
By Beth Brogan, Times Record Staff

BRUNSWICK, Maine — A Cumberland County grand jury indicted a 19-year-old local man on one count of Class A felony robbery after police say he robbed another man at knife point in August near the canoe portage on Mill Street in Brunswick.

Armand Maderal, 19, also was indicted Thursday on the lesser charge of criminal threatening for the Aug. 2 incident, which Brunswick Detective Rich Cutliffe said started when Maderal allegedly stole marijuana, cash and a wallet from men who were buying the drugs from him.

Brunswick police went that night to Cumberland Farms at the intersection of Pleasant and Mill streets, where a man reported that he had just been robbed at knife point by a man wearing a black mask, Deputy Chief Marc Hagan of the Brunswick Police Department said at the time.

The victim reported that the perpetrator emerged from the woods near the canoe portage on the Androscoggin River, approached the group of three men, held out a knife and demanded money.

After the suspect allegedly received the victim’s wallet, he ran back into the woods and then fled in a vehicle.

The victim and his friends — all reportedly from the Bath area — told police at the time that they saw the suspect’s license plate, and police traced the plate to Maderal’s home on Windward Walk, where they arrested him.

On Tuesday, Cutliffe said no charges have yet been filed against the other men involved in the incident.

A Class A felony carries sentence of up to 30 years in prison.

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