FREEPORT — A Bangor man was charged with robbery Thursday after he and woman were involved in a car crash on Interstate 295 Wednesday afternoon after a pharmacy robbery in Yarmouth.

According to the Yarmouth Police Department, Dylan Libby, 21, is accused of entering the Yarmouth Rite Aid pharmacy on Route 1 and allegedly handed the pharmacist a note demanding prescription drugs Wednesday at about 3 p.m. Although the suspect did not display a weapon, police said he said he had one in his possession.

While fleeing the pharmacy, the suspect was confronted by a police officer at gunpoint. He managed to slip into his black Mitsubishi, lock the doors, and smashed his the car into the officer’s patrol car before driving onto northbound Interstate 295 with 18-year-old Madeline Damon as his passenger.

A high-speed chase ensued, eventually reaching speeds of 100 mph, according a police news statement. Libby rolled his vehicle when he attempted to take Exit 22 in Freeport, police said.

Damon managed to crawl out of the vehicle after the accident. Libby allegedly tried to flee on foot, but was apprehended by police, according to the statement.

Libby and Damon were listed in fair condition at Maine Medical Center on Thursday morning, according to a nursing supervisor at the hospital.

Police have charged Libby with robbery, eluding a police officer and violation of conditions of release. Damon was not charged with a crime as of Thursday afternoon.

The pair recently moved to Bangor from North Yarmouth, according to Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety.

A Maine State Police canine and handler searched the area around the crash.

The on- and off-ramps at Exit 22 northbound were shut down for several hours.

The robbery was the third pharmacy robbery in Yarmouth since December.

Beth Brogan of the Bangor Daily News contributed to this report. Will Graff can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 123 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter: @W_C_Graff.


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