Holden man faces robbery, assault charges after store incident

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HOLDEN — A Bangor man was arrested by the Holden Police Department on charges including robbery, aggravated assault, and multiple counts of violation of bail, following an altercation at a local store, authorities said Thursday.

Clifford Neville, 41, was taken into custody Wednesday after he allegedly left the store with several items he did not purchase.

An employee who confronted Neville was assaulted with a weapon.

During the struggle, Neville stabbed a customer with a used needle.

The employee and several customers managed to subdue him until police arrived.

The victim’s identity is being withheld, and while the police commend the bravery of those who intervened, they strongly advise against confronting individuals committing crimes and recommend calling 911 instead.

The incident marks the second arrest within 24 hours involving a suspect out on multiple conditions of release.

Details about the store’s location are not being released to protect the identities of the individuals involved.

Neville is currently being held on the robbery and assault charges, in addition to the two outstanding warrants.

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