Bangor Man Sentenced for 2 Robberies

Updated 5 years ago

A Bangor man will spend six years in prison for a crime spree last March that included two robberies.29-year-old Travis Gustin was sentenced Wednesday on more than a dozen charges.He pleaded guilty to holding up two convenience stores on back-to-back days in March. One store was in Kenduskeag, the other in Bangor.Along with those robberies, Gustin also pleaded guilty to eight burglaries, seven thefts and aggravated forgery.Prosecutors say Gustin stole items from Aaron’s Rental in Bangor, Marden’s in Brewer and a construction site in Bangor.Several of the robbery victims were in the courtroom Wednesday and told the judge how the crimes have scarred them for life.Gustin’s family members also spoke, and asked the judge for leniency.In the end, Justice Michaela Murphy sentenced Gustin to ten years in prison, with all but six years suspended.He’ll also spend three years on probation and will have to pay restitution.Gustin himself also addressed the court today.He apologized to all his victims and said he knows he deserves prison time but hopes to use that time to kick his drug habit.


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