Contact: Julia M. Lipez
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 780-3257
Portland, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Robert
Richard, 26, of Gardiner, Maine, was indicted by a federal grand jury in Portland on Tuesday
and charged with Interference with Commerce by Robbery, in connection with the November 28,
2013 (Thanksgiving Day) robbery of the Rite Aid pharmacy in Bridgton, Maine.
Court records reveal that Richard was arrested and made his first appearance in federal
court yesterday. A detention hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, September 30, 2014. If
convicted, Richard faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bridgton Police
Department, with assistance from the Augusta and Gardiner Police Departments, and the
Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office.
An indictment is merely an accusation, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless
proven guilty in a court of law.