Ronald Tilley, who is accused of robbing Down East Credit Union in Bangor late last month, made his first court appearance Tuesday, where his bail was set for $50,000.
Tilley was arrested in South Windsor, Connecticut, on March 31 after he allegedly tried to walk out of a store without paying for nearly $60 in clothing. He was recently extradited back to Maine, where he has been charged with robbery, a Class B felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.
The arrest of Tilley, 59, of Hampden came four days after he allegedly robbed more than $4,000 from Down East Credit Union in Bangor. During the robbery, according to an affidavit filed in court, he threatened staff verbally before making away with the money.
“I have a gun and I will shoot,” Tilley allegedly said to the branch manager, pointing at her and telling her to sit down.
However, police said earlier that no weapon was involved in the robbery.