An Old Town man pleaded guilty last week to robbery charges in US District Court in Bangor.

Richard Moloney, 42, pleaded guilty to interfering with commerce by robbery and bank robbery. The charges arose from the robbery of the County Road Market in Milford and a Bangor Savings Bank branch located in Orono in June.

Court records reveal that at about 1:50 p.m. on June 10 Moloney entered the County Road Market, pointed what appeared to be a dark-colored handgun at a cashier and told her to give him money. he was wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and sunglasses, and had socks on his hands and a cloth over his face. A second cashier opened the register and put the cash tray on the counter. Moloney left with the money.

Two days later, Moloney robbed the Bangor Savings Bank branch. He was wearing a black mask, a grey hooded sweatshirt with the hood pulled up, sunglasses with reflective lenses, jeans, and white socks on his hands. he walked to the teller counter where a customer was conducting a transaction and displayed a note to the bank teller that read: “Give me all the money fast in a bag. No tracer or dye packs got a gun.” The teller gave Moloney cash from the drawer and he left with it. Police have never said how much he stole in total in the two robberies.

Moloney, who had told police he had planned to “rob his way to Mexico,” faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for each robbery. He will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office.

The investigation was conducted by the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office, the Old Town, Bangor and Orono Police Departments, the Maine State Police Crime Laboratory, the Maine State Police, and the FBI.

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