STANDISH — A Lewiston man was robbed at gunpoint Monday while visiting a friend.

Anthony Edward Alfiero (Cumberland County Sheriff’s Dept.)

Lee R. Roy, 48, was at 2 Deerfield Circle when a man wielding a pistol appeared and took his money and personal belongings, according to a statement released by the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office.

Roy was not injured during the confrontation.

Anthony Edward Alfiero, 33, and Renee Elaine Alfiero, 32, both of 2 Deerfield Circle, were arrested Monday and charged with armed robbery.

A conviction for armed robbery is punishable by up to 30 years in prison.

Anthony Alfiero was also arrested on two outstanding warrants for failing to pay fines. Renee Alfiero was arrested for violating conditions of release, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

The robbery was reported in a 911 call at 5:13 a.m. Monday.

The Alfieros were being held at Cumberland County Jail pending arraignment.

Renee Alfiero (Cumberland County Sheriff’s Dept.)

Anthony Alfiero’s criminal past includes his having led police on a high-speed chase in 2008 through three towns with his girlfriend’s 18-month daughter in the car. Alfiero then jumped into the Penobscot River.

Alfiero pleaded guilty to endangering the welfare of a child, eluding an officer, aggravated operating after revocation as a habitual offender and violation of bail conditions, according to reports in the Bangor Daily News.

He was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison.

 

filed under: