Wednesday, 24 April 2019 23:34

Oakland man pleads guilty to a 12-year-old pharmacy robbery

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BANGOR - An Oakland man has accepted responsibility for his role in a 12-year-old robbery.

Federal court records indicate that on Oct. 31, 2007, Michael Algiere entered the Oakland Pharmacy wearing a ski mask while holding a knife.


The defendant demanded oxycodone from the pharmacy counter, fleeing moments later with a handful of different painkillers but DNA evidence found at the scene initially did not provide a match.


Then in February of last year, a routine comparison by the Maine State Police crime lab showed DNA evidence found at the scene was a match to Algiere.


The 32-year-old was indicted last August. He now faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. He will be sentenced at a later date.

JR Mitchell


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