An Old Town man will spend the next decade behind bars for two bank robberies.
26-year-old Troy Gay was sentenced Thursday.
He pleaded guilty earlier this month to robbing the Camden National Bank in Corinth in March and the Bangor Savings Bank in Orono a month later.
At his sentencing, he apologized for the trauma he caused the bank employees and blamed the robberies on a drug addiction.
Gay was also convicted of robbing two banks back in 2009.
“I think that the sentence in this case is entirely appropriate. It was a serious offense. Given that he has a prior history, I think ten years to serve is a good sentence. He has a drug problem but that can’t be an excuse for committing criminal conduct. It’s a reason why people commit crimes but it’s not a good excuse. I think he is remorseful. Whether he’s going to turn himself around is another matter,” said Penobscot Count District Attorney Chris Almy.
Gay must also pay restitution of more than $17,000.