Halloween mask robbery suspect arrested

BUCKSPORT — Police arrested a suspect July 17 who wore a Halloween mask when allegedly robbing Subway.

Benjamin Robbins, 20, of Bucksport is suspected of breaking into the Subway July 16. Surveillance video showed a man wearing a skeleton skull mask and black hood broke into the restaurant through the back door shortly before midnight.

Police reported the culprit made off with “an undisclosed amount of money.”

Police said Robbins is a former Bucksport Subway employee. Police questioned the current Subway staff, which led to identifying Robbins as a suspect.

“Interviews, as part of the investigation, led us to him,” said Winchester said. “We recovered the money, mask and equipment used to pry open the door.”

Police arrested Robbins around 7:30 a.m. July 17. He made bail at the Bucksport Police station.

Robbins will be arraigned on Oct. 17 in Hancock County Superior Court

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Bill Pearson

Bill Pearson

Former Ellsworth American reporter worked at the Piscataquis Observer for 3.5 years before joining the American. The Corinna native served one term on the SAD 48 Board of Directors.