May 26, 2018
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Vassalboro man allegedly robs woman after meeting at bar

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

WATERVILLE, Maine — A Vassalboro man who was invited to a woman’s apartment after the pair met at the Bob-In bar wound up going to jail when he tried to steal money from her, police said.

Timothy Stanton, 32, had fled the residence shortly after the woman called 911, Waterville Deputy Chief Charles Rumsey said, but he was eventually picked up in Winslow.

When Stanton was inside the residence, he allegedly stuffed money from the woman’s purse down his boxer shorts after she had left the living room for a short period of time, Rumsey said.

“He was hiding something in the front of his pants that she could tell because there was a bulge there,” Rumsey said.

Stanton was also holding the woman’s wallet when she came back into the room, the deputy chief said.

The woman reached into Stanton’s pants and pulled out $100, Rumsey said, and he refused to give her the remainder of the cash. Despite multiple attempts to prevent Stanton from leaving, he managed to climb out through a kitchen window.

Shortly after 3 a.m., a Winslow resident called police wanting Stanton removed from a property, Rumsey said. Winslow police wound up taking Stanton into custody and bringing him back to Waterville, where he was charged with robbery and assault.

Stanton’s bail was set at $2,250 and his arraignment is scheduled for Oct. 14.

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