BRIDGTON, Maine (AP) -- A Gardiner man has been charged with robbing a Bridgton pharmacy last year.
Robert Richard was taken into custody Thursday on a warrant issued after he was indicted Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Portland on a charge of interference with commerce by robbery.
The 26-year-old Richard pleaded not guilty in a court appearance before Magistrate Judge John Rich III. The defendant was ordered detained while the case is pending.
Authorities say Richard held up a Rite Aid store in Bridgton on Nov. 28.
The indictment says Richard threatened violence to an employee before making off with prescription painkillers.