Juvenile arrested for armed robbery of taxi cab driver

By George Chappell | Nov 01, 2012

Rockland — A 17-year-old male from Lincolnville was arrested for armed robbery of a taxi cab driver early Thursday morning, Nov. 1.

According to Rockland Police Deputy Chief Wally Tower, at 12:06 a.m., a taxi with three juveniles arrived from Waldoboro at a residence on James Street in Rockland, and the man in the cab pulled a knife on the driver and demanded money, which he got.

The juvenile left with the money. After a search, Rockland police officers found the suspect, He was arrested at 2 a.m. on Camden Street and charged with a Class A robbery and taken to Knox County Jail. He later was transferred to a juvenile holding facility.

The two female juveniles in the cab were not charged, Tower said, and the driver was not hurt.

The amount of money taken was not determined, Tower said.

Rockland officers responding to the call were Detective Sgt. James Pease, Sgt. Matthew Lindahl, and Officers Neal Redden, Scott Solorzano, and John Bagley.

The assailants and the victim were not identified.

Courier Publications reporter George Chappell can be reached by phone at 207-594-4401, ext. 117, or by email at gchappell@courierpublicationsllc.com.


Comments (2)
Posted by: Carleton C Ingerson | Nov 01, 2012 16:36

OK, the juvenile has now committed an Adult crime..Armed robbery is definitely an adult crime. But will he be punished as an adult?? Most likely, NO. He will get his wrist slapped and be sen on his way to do it again. The punishment should fit the crime.

Posted by: Catherine L Leonard | Nov 01, 2012 10:46

Thank goodness the driver is okay!

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