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Back-to-back Robber in Court 

The Fairfield man charged with two armed robberies in the greater Bangor area on back-to-back days made his first court appearance Friday.Police say 21-year-old Alex Gerald robbed Sun Tan City in Old Town on Tuesday night after taking a tour of the business earlier in the evening.Then, Wednesday night, Gerald allegedly robbed the Wilson Street Dunkin Donuts in Brewer.After arresting Gerald, police recovered the weapons used in both robberies, which turned out to be plastic guns that had been spray painted black.Between the two robbers, Gerald made off with less than a thousand dollars.Police say he was looking for money to support his drug habit.He appeared before a judge in Bangor District Court today but did not enter a plea.Bail was set at ten thousand dollars cash,partly because Gerald has a criminal record that includes a failure to appear charge.Gerald is being held at the Penobscot County Jail.He’s expected back in court October 30th.Each robbery charge carries a maximum prison sentence of 30 years.