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Assistant United States Attorney
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Portland, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Robert Richard, 26, of Gardiner, Maine, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge D. Brock Hornby to 3 years in prison followed by 3 years of supervised release and ordered to pay full restitution for pharmacy robbery. Richard pleaded guilty on October 21, 2014.
Court records reveal that on November 28, 2013 (Thanksgiving Day) Richard entered the Rite Aid pharmacy in Bridgton, Maine wearing a hooded sweatshirt, sunglasses, and a bandana, and handed the pharmacist a note reading, “All your oxycodone now!” The pharmacist handed Richard a bag containing oxycodone pills and Richard absconded in a car with a concealed license plate.
The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bridgton Police Department, with additional assistance provided by the Augusta and Gardiner Police Departments, and the Kennebec and Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Departments.