WATERVILLE, Maine — Waterville police announced Saturday that two men were arrested for allegedly robbing another man at knifepoint outside Bangor Savings Bank last weekend.
Shane Sturgeon, 27, of Oakland and David Dulac, 27, of Fairfield were both charged with robbery and criminal conspiracy, according to a release from Waterville Police Chief Joseph Massey. Each remained in Kennebec County Jail on Sunday afternoon, held on $10,000 bail.
Officers responded just before 3 p.m. May 11 to the Bangor Savings Bank branch at 366 Main St., after a man called 911 to report that while attempting to put a deposit bag into the bank’s deposit box, a man brandishing a knife ran up to the driver’s side of his car and demanded the bag of money. The victim gave the bag to the man, who then fled on foot.
Waterville police Sgt. Lincoln Ryder on Sunday declined to release the amount of money in the bag but said that none has been recovered.
The victim described the man who robbed him as having a full red beard and mustache, according to the release.
A search of the area by Waterville and Oakland police and Maine State Police turned up nothing. However, an investigation led by Waterville police Detective Duane Cloutier led police to Sturgeon, who was arrested Wednesday on Church Street in Oakland on outstanding warrants for unpaid fines and theft.
According to Massey, Sturgeon admitted to police that he was in the area of the Waterville bank during the robbery but denied involvement.
Dulac was arrested Saturday in Fairfield. According to the release, Cloutier identified Dulac as a suspect and determined he was wanted on outstanding warrants for motor vehicle violations and theft. Investigators also learned he was driving a red Jeep Cherokee, and area departments were notified to watch for that vehicle.
Fairfield police told Waterville police at 8 a.m. Saturday morning that the Jeep Cherokee was parked on Ridge Road in Fairfield, and police arrested Dulac on the outstanding warrants.
According to the release, Dulac “was cooperative and provided sufficient information that indicated he and Sturgeon conspired and planned the robbery.”
Both men are scheduled to appear in Kennebec Superior Court on July 15.