Bangor Police say a man with a knife that was trying to get into an apartment was trying to recover money that had been stolen from him.

Sergeant Wade Betters says police were called to an apartment at 361 Essex Street at approximately 3:22 Monday afternoon. The caller said a man with a knife had tried to gain entrance into the apartment. There were several people at the residence at the time of the incident.

Responding officers quickly found the man and questioned him, at which time he told them that he had allegedly been attacked and robbed of his money by two of the people inside the apartment. He said he'd gone there and tried to get in so he could get his money back. During the robbery, police say the suspects allegedly assaulted the victim. As the man struggled with one of the suspects, the other allegedly removed the victim's money from his pocket.

As a result, 24-year-old Dominique Torrey and 26-year-old Zachary Elkins, both of Bangor, were taken into custody. They were both out on bail, at the time of their arrest and police say both have significant criminal histories. Torrey is charged with Robbery, Assault, and Violation of Condition of Release. She also had an outstanding warrant for probation revocation due to a previous drug trafficking/meth lab conviction. Elkins is charged with Robbery, Assault, and Violations of Conditions of Release.

Police were able to recover some of the victim's money. Both suspects are currently being held at the Penobscot County Jail.

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