May 27, 2018
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Rome man accused of robbing 68-year-old man, breaking his jaw

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

WATERVILLE, Maine — A Rome man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly assaulted and robbed another man Wednesday evening, according to police.

Richard Poirier, 26, is being held at the Kennebec County Jail and was expected to appear in court via video on Friday, according to Waterville Detective Sgt. William Bonney.

The sequence of events leading to Poirier’s arrest started shortly before midnight on Wednesday after police fielded a call about a suspicious man who turned out to be Poirier, Bonney said.

While police were questioning Poirier, they were notified of the earlier robbery in which Poirier allegedly entered a 68-year old man’s house via an unlocked door, hit him over the head and broke his jaw before taking his wallet, the sergeant said.

No weapons were used in the assault, Bonney said.

Poirier was carrying a wallet identified as belonging to the victim, Bonney said. He was charged with aggravated assault, robbery and burglary and brought to jail.

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