BANGOR – Two men are in custody after an alleged robbery at a credit union in Bangor late Tuesday morning.
It was anything but a normal day at Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center.
Police said around 11:30 a.m. they got a call about a robbery at the Acadia Credit Union located inside the hospital.
The suspects fled, but police used security video to identify the car.
“We used some surveillance video to get an idea of what the vehicle looked like, and from there officers from our patrol division started scouring the streets and they came up with it,” said Sgt. Wade Betters, a spokesperson for the Bangor Police Department.
Police spent the majority of the day on Essex Street as the investigation continued.
Bangor police located the car about 30 minutes after receiving the call.
Earl Torrence, 43, and Corey Violette, 28, both of Bangor, were arrested near the intersection of State Street and Essex Street.
“In this particular case we were quite lucky,” said Sgt. Betters. “We had enough officers out there working on it quick enough to track down the vehicle before it left town.”
Betters said no one was hurt and no weapons were used. However, police said Violette was in possession of a loaded hand gun when he was arrested.
“Both suspects have now been taken to the Penobscot County Jail. They have both been charged with one count of Class A felony robbery and both of them have a $10,000 cash bail,” Betters said.
The investigation is still ongoing.