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Rite Aid robbery getaway driver gets 2½ years behind bars

Kirk DePhilippo Jr.
By Andrew Neff, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — The man driving the getaway car during a robbery of the Rite Aid pharmacy at the corner of Union Street and Fourteenth Street Oct. 8 was sentenced Tuesday to six years in prison with all but 30 months suspended.

Maine District Court Judge Gregory Campbell also sentenced Kirk DePhilippo Jr. to three years of probation with several conditions.

After DePhilippo, 24, pleaded guilty to a single charge of robbery at Penobscot Judicial Center, he found out he would have to serve 2½ years in prison.

DePhilippo was arrested around noon on Oct. 15 after a Bangor police detective spotted him at Fairmount Market. He was charged with robbery for his role as the driver of the car that the other robbery suspect — John D. Harmon, 27, of Dover-Foxcroft — rode in to to flee the Rite Aid during an Oct. 8 robbery of the pharmacy. DePhilippo was indicted by the Penobscot County grand jury Nov. 28.

It was the fourth robbery of that Rite Aid pharmacy in a six-month period.

Harmon was arrested an hour after the robbery and indicted on Oct. 31 for felony Class B robbery.

“John Harmon’s case is still pending and will probably have a court date sometime next month,” said Assistant District Attorney Mike Roberts.

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