Old Town Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Bank Robberies 

Gay, Troy 6-13-14

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.