YARMOUTH, Maine — Police have charged a Bangor man with multiple offenses stemming from a robbery that resulted in a high-speed pursuit Wednesday.
Dylan Libby, 21, who was injured in the crash at the end of the pursuit on Interstate 295, is accused of robbery, eluding a police officer and violating conditions of release, Yarmouth police Lt. Dean Perry said Thursday.
Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland said Wednesday that Libby and his 19-year-old passenger, Madeline Damon, had both moved to North Yarmouth from Bangor recently.
Yarmouth police had responded to a robbery at the Rite Aid on Route 1 at 3 p.m. Wednesday. A male later identified as Libby had entered the store and handed a pharmacist a note demanding drugs, the lieutenant said.
Even though Libby’s note indicated he had a weapon, he was not armed. Perry did not disclose what was taken from the store.
When confronted at gunpoint by a Yarmouth police officer, Libby jumped in his car, locked the door, smashed into the officer’s cruiser and fled down Route 1, Perry said.
Yarmouth officers pursued the vehicle onto I-295 at speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour, Perry said. Libby crashed the vehicle when he attempted to exit the northbound lanes at Exit 22, rolling the vehicle into the median.
Libby attempted to flee the scene on foot but was apprehended, the lieutenant said.
Both Libby and Damon remain at Maine Medical Center in Portland in satisfactory condition.
Additional charges are pending and the case remains under investigation. Wednesday’s incident marks the second time in three months that the Yarmouth Rite Aid has been robbed, after a Christmas Eve robbery. That suspect remains at large.