Armed robbers use gun invading Union apartmentRobbers demanded drugs, money
Union — Two men, including one from Thomaston, have been arrested and charged with armed robbery and felony aggravated assault following a home invasion Wednesday, Aug. 14 in Union, according to a press release from the Knox County Sheriff's Office.
Paul A. Milardo, 40, of Thomaston and David A. Williams Jr., 24, of Middletown, Conn. have been taken to Knox County Jail. In addition to charges of robbery and assault, they face charges of theft of drugs and theft.
Sheriff's deputies responded to a call for help following an armed robbery at a home on the Common Road in Union at about 1 p.m. The victim told deputies a man had forced his way into the apartment with a gun and struck the victim in the head. The resident was then forced into the bathroom with the door locked.
The home invaders demanded money and drugs, the press release states.
There was also a friend at the residence, but this person had left with the suspect. Police learned the suspects had left in a white Nissan sedan and its possible plate number. A short time later, the suspect vehicle was located, heading south on Route 1.
Law enforcement officers from Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, Sagadahoc County Sheriff's Office and Maine Marine Patrol assisted in pursuing the car for about two miles. Though it was not a high-speed chase, the car failed to stop for officers at first. Eventually the driver did stop on his own in Wiscasset.
More charges may be added as the investigation continues, police said.
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Daniel Dunkle is editor of The Courier-Gazette and news director for Courier Publications. He lives in Rockland with his wife, Christine, who also works for Courier Publications, and two children.
Dunkle has previously served as editor of The Republican Journal in Belfast. He has worked as a reporter and photographer in the Midcoast since 1998.
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