Teen nabbed for armed Halloween robbery in Rockland

Posted Nov. 01, 2012, at 10:35 a.m.
Last modified Nov. 01, 2012, at 8:30 p.m.

ROCKLAND, Maine — A 17-year-old Lincolnville teen is being held at a youth detention facility following his arrest early Thursday morning in connection with an armed robbery on Halloween in Rockland.

The teen, whose name is not being released because he is a juvenile, was arrested at a home on Camden Street in Rockland at about 2 a.m. Thursday, according to Rockland Deputy Police Chief Wally Tower.

The youth was charged with robbery, taken to the Knox County Jail in Rockland and then sent to the Mountain View Youth Development Center in Charleston.

The reported robbery occurred shortly after midnight, when the teen and two juvenile females received a taxi ride from Waldoboro to James Street in Rockland. When the taxi arrived on James Street, the male teen pulled out a knife and demanded all the money the cab driver had. The driver turned over the money and the three youths fled on foot from the scene.

The driver was not injured.

Rockland police investigated the case and by 2 a.m. had tracked down the 17-year-old male.

The two girls will not be charged, Tower said.

Detective Sgt. James Pease, Sgt. Matthew Lindahl, and Officers Scott Solorzano, Joel Neal, Andrew Redden and John Bagley participated in the investigation that led to the apprehension of the suspected robber, Tower said.

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