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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Maine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, November 20, 2015

Saco Man Pleads Guilty to Pharmacy Robbery

Contact: Jonathan R. Chapman
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 780-3257

Portland, Maine:  United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that William C. Day, 40, of Saco, Maine pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court to pharmacy robbery. 

According to court documents, on August 10, 2015, Day entered the Community Pharmacy on Main Street in Saco, vaulted the counter at the back of the store and demanded that employees give him narcotic drugs.  Officers of the Saco Police Department responding to a silent alarm spotted Day running away from the pharmacy with the drugs and chased him to a location near School Street.  There, the officers arrested Day and recovered most of the stolen drugs.

Day faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.  He will be sentenced after completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office.  A sentencing date has not been set.  He has been held without bail since the date of his arrest.

The investigation was conducted by the Saco Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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Violent Crime
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Updated November 24, 2015