May 27, 2018
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Gardiner man enters not-guilty plea in connection with Augusta CVS robbery

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

AUGUSTA, Maine — A man suspected of driving the getaway car in a pharmacy robbery in November made his first court appearance on Tuesday.

Gabriel Roy, 33, of Gardiner entered a not guilty plea during his arraignment in Kennebec County Superior Court, according to District Attorney Maeghan Maloney.

Roy is facing up to 10 years behind bars on a charge of Class B robbery in connection with a robbery at the CVS Pharmacy on Capitol Street on Nov. 17, Augusta Deputy Police Chief Jared Mills said.

Roy was charged by police on Jan. 8, but not arrested, Mills said. His accomplice, Daniel Nelson, 31, of Augusta is being held at the Kennebec County Jail.

Maloney said Roy is free on $1,000 unsecured bail, and will next appear before a judge on April 2.

The provisions of his bail include that he have no contact with Nelson, not consume alcohol or drugs and not to enter the CVS Pharmacy where the robbery occurred, Maloney said. Roy is also subject to random drug and alcohol testing.

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