AUGUSTA — A Weeks Mills man was charged in connection with a Wednesday robbery inside a Leighton Road home even as police continue to investigate a robbery that occurred earlier this week inside a home on nearby Bond Brook Road.
Nicholas Williams, 30, is charged with robbery, criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, aggravated assault, criminal mischief and theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. Augusta police Lt. Christopher Massey said Williams was being held at the Kennebec County jail in lieu of$50,000 cash bail. He is scheduled to make an initial appearance Friday in Kennebec County Superior Court.
Massey said the victim, a 69-year-old Augusta man, suffered minor injuries during the robbery but was not taken to the hospital.
Massey provided few details of the robbery Wednesday, but he said it appears that Williams might know the victim.
The robbery, which occurred inside a home, was reported around 12:30 p.m. Massey said Williams was arrested a short time later.
Massey declined to say whether a weapon was involved. He said the victim was assaulted and force was threatened. Initial police scanner reports indicated the victim claimed he had been hit on the head and that a shot had been fired in his direction.
Massey said police are investigating whether Wednesday’s robbery is connected to a similar incident that occurred Monday on nearby Bond Brook Road.
Augusta police Detective Sgt. Matthew Clark said police continue to follow leads as they look for a pair of men responsible for Monday’s robbery.
Nobody was injured in the incident.
Police have provided little information about the robbery, saying only that the homeowner was threatened. Initial police scanner reports indicated the men had pointed a handgun at the homeowner, but Clark declined to say whether a weapon was used in the robbery. Clark also would not say whether police believe the victims were targeted at random.
Deputy Chief Jared Mills confirmed that items were stolen during the robbery, but he declined to say what sort of items or how much was taken.
Mills said the homeowners interrupted a burglary in progress.
Police said Monday that two men were involved in a robbery, which was reported around 4:30 p.m. inside a home on Bond Brook Road.
Moments after the robbery, police converged on a vehicle on Leighton Road. Augusta police Sgt. Christian Behr said Monday that police believe the robbers fled the home in the vehicle. A search of the area with a state police dog failed to locate the men.
Behr said the description of the robbers is a poor one. He said both men were wearing ski masks.
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