BANGOR, Maine — A local woman was indicted Wednesday by a Penobscot County grand jury in connection with an attempted robbery at the Brewer Circle K last month.
Cara M. Hussey, 31, of Bangor is also suspected of robbing an Orono convenience store but was not indicted Wednesday in connection with pending charges in that incident.
Brewer police were dispatched about 5:30 a.m. Sept. 3 to the Brewer Circle K convenience store at 304 N. Main St., after Hussey allegedly handed the clerk a threatening note that stated she had a firearm and demanded money, Deputy Chief Jason Moffitt said last month.
No weapon was displayed and when the clerk refused to give her any cash, Hussey allegedly fled and headed toward the North Brewer Shopping Center, according to a previously published report.
People who attempt to rob a business or individual are charged with robbery whether they are successful or not, according to the Penobscot County District Attorney’s Office.
Two days later, Hussey was arrested at the Big Apple convenience store on Route 2 in Orono and charged in connection with an attempted robbery of her former employer.
She has been held at the Penobscot County Jail unable to make bail since her arrest Sept. 5.
“Similarities between the two crimes and Hussey’s description led to her being questioned by Brewer investigators,” Moffitt said last month.
The Orono incident was reported to Maine State Police about 4:15 a.m. Sept. 5 by a witness who reported seeing Hussey and a clerk fighting, Orono police Capt. Joshua Ewing said the day she was arrested.
Hussey apparently went to the store with a man after her car ran out of gas, Ewing said last month. As the clerk went outside to help the man, Hussey went into the store and located the keys to the safe, the police captain said.
When the clerk came back inside, Hussey was in possession of money, and the clerk attempted to apprehend her before police could arrive, Ewing said. Hussey allegedly resisted, which elevated her charge from theft to robbery, according to a previously published report.
Hussey next is scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 5, said Michael Roberts, deputy district attorney for Penobscot County.
If convicted of Class B robbery, Hussey faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $20,000.