Bridgton man charged with holding up Naples pharmacy

Posted Oct. 16, 2012, at 10:44 a.m.
Last modified Oct. 16, 2012, at 2:40 p.m.

NAPLES, Maine — A Bridgton man was arrested Monday night after Cumberland County deputies say he held up a Naples pharmacy in search of prescription drugs.

Anthony Mattia, 26, of Wayside Drive in Bridgton was charged with robbery, falsifying physical evidence and violation of conditions of release in connection with the incident, which the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department said took place at 7:22 p.m. at the Roosevelt Trail Rite Aid Pharmacy.

According to deputies, Mattia went into the store and gave the pharmacist a note demanding prescription narcotics. Once he had received the drugs, he fled, according to the sheriff’s office statement Tuesday morning.

Deputy Raymond McIntire pulled over Mattia’s vehicle on Route 11 in Casco less than 10 minutes later and arrested him.

No weapon was displayed during the incident, and nobody was harmed, the sheriff’s office said.

At the time of his arrest Monday night, Mattia reportedly was out on bail after previous charges of receiving stolen property.