A Portage Lake man faces charges for allegedly brandishing a knife while shoplifting alcohol from Bangor Walmart.

Bangor Walmart Shoplifting Suspect Is Charged With a Felony

Niri Scott, 19, of Portage Lake is charged with felony robbery.

READ MORE: The Most Dangerous Intersections in Maine

$300 Worth of Alcohol Was Stolen

Bangor Police say it was around 5:00 Saturday evening when Officers were called to Walmart for a report of a shoplifting suspect who had allegedly pulled a knife on store employees. The workers had tried to stop Scott as he was trying to leave the store with a shopping cart full of alcohol. Police say Niri allegedly brandished a knife on his way out of the store and employees watched him take the cart to a parking lot of a nearby business and leave the area.

Suspect Admits Shoplifting But Denies Wielding a Knife

Bangor Police stopped the vehicle, but Niri was no longer in it. He was found a short time later behind a business on Hogan Road. Police say he admitted to stealing the alcohol but has denied brandishing a knife. Approximately $300 worth of alcohol was recovered.

WQCB Brewer Maine logo
Get our free mobile app

There are no reports of any injuries.

Niri was taken to the Penobscot County Jail.

18 Tips Police Have for Maine Drivers During Total Solar Eclipse

Various state police departments and departments of transportation officials across the country are issuing warnings to drivers who will be out on the road during the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse. These warnings will affect Maine, as our Pine Tree State is also in the path of totality.

Gallery Credit: Jordan Verge

Mainers Should NEVER Put These 11 Items on Top of the Fridge

Storing some of these items above the fridge could potentially create serious problems that could harm your health.

If You Love Jimmie's Ice Cream In Brewer, This House is Perfect

Anyone who dreams of living close to an ice cream stand will love this adorable Brewer house on the market.

Gallery Credit: Cindy Campbell

More From WQCB Brewer Maine