Police have taken two men into custody after they allegedly robbed a credit union located inside Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor late Tuesday morning.
Earl Torrence, 43, and Corey Violette, 28, were charged with robbery.
At approximately 11:30 a.m., Bangor police officers responded to reports of a robbery at the Acadia Federal Credit Union branch on State Street, which is located inside the hospital.
Torrence left the credit union with an undisclosed amount of cash and left the scene in a maroon vehicle driven by another man, according to Sgt. Wade Betters of the Bangor Police Department. It is not clear yet whether the men were armed.
Police found the vehicle within two hours on Essex Street, near the intersection with State Street, where the two men had entered an apartment building near Judy’s Restaurant, Betters said.
Violette had a loaded handgun when police took him into custody, but no one was injured. Robbery is a class A felony, punishable by up to 30 years imprisonment and $50,000 fine.
Both men were taken to Penobscot County Jail where they remain. Their bail is set at $10,000.
Correction: An earlier version of this article reversed Torrence’s and Violette’s ages.