AUGUSTA — A 20-year-old Farmingdale man is being held without bail on a charge of robbery in connection with the armed holdup last year of a Cumberland Farms convenience store on Mount Vernon Avenue.

Zachary Carey was arrested early Tuesday afternoon, according to Augusta police Lt. Chris Massey. Massey said the arrest came from police gathering “different pieces of information from different people over the past year, which detectives were able to piece together and track him down.”

The robbery occurred at 2:10 a.m. Sept. 26, 2014, and the robber was holding what appeared to be a handgun in a surveillance photo of the robbery that police released. The robber, wearing a bandanna, demanded money from the clerk before fleeing on foot. No one was injured.

Maine State Police used a tracking dog to follow the robber’s scent north on Mount Vernon Avenue until the trace was lost.

Carey is expected to have an initial court hearing Wednesday at the Capital Judicial Center.


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