Milo man accused of robbing Brownville store

Posted Sept. 26, 2013, at 10:29 a.m.

BROWNVILLE, Maine — A Milo man is facing a robbery charge after he allegedly held up a Brownville convenience store Wednesday evening, police said.

Jacob Lyford, 22, was arrested without incident at his home, according to Brownville police Cpl. Chad Perkins.

Lyford had apparently tried to disguise himself with a hooded sweatshirt at the Brownville Store and More, according to Perkins.

Lyford brandished a firearm and told the two female clerks to hand over all the cash in the register, Perkins said. The clerks complied and Lyford fled the scene on foot.

Milo and Brownville police, along with Piscataquis County sheriff’s deputies, arrived shortly after Lyford fled and were able to gather evidence from store surveillance, Perkins said. Police were able to identify Lyford through his clothing, and an Airsoft pellet gun modified to look like a real firearm was found in a ditch on the side of Route 11 in Brownville. A black ski mask was also recovered.

Lyford was brought to Piscataquis County Jail, where bail was set at $50,000, Perkins said.

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