AUGUSTA — A city man was sentenced Wednesday to serve an initial three years behind bars for robbing the Rite Aid pharmacy in Winthrop a year ago.

Anthony R. Caballes-Mabe, 19, of Augusta, pleaded guilty in Kennebec County Superior Court to the robbery and to stealing oxycodone from the pharmacy.

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The full sentence imposed was eight years in prison, with all but the initial three years suspended, and three years of probation. He also was fined $400. Conditions of probation ban him from returning to the pharmacy.

Police investigating the robbery found white-rimmed sunglasses that had been worn by the robber — something customers who witnessed the robbery described as odd because it was dark and rainy — and pill bottles found discarded between the Rite Aid store and Metcalf Road. Also, an anonymous caller told Winthrop police that Caballes-Mabe had committed the robbery, according to a court affidavit by Winthrop Detective Peter A. Struck.

At the same hearing Wednesday, Caballes-Mabe, who had moved recently to Augusta from Randolph, pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of scheduled drugs, which occurred on Sept. 11 in Augusta.

Caballes-Mabe was ordered to report to jail by 4 p.m. today to begin his jail sentence.

Several other people were sentenced in separate cases heard Wednesday and Thursday in Kennebec County Superior Court:

* Benjamin K. Chabot, 25, of Farmingdale, burglary and theft by unauthorized taking or transfer Sept. 6 in Augusta; one-year jail sentence concurrent to a probation revocation, restitution up to $500.

* Clifford Dumont, 20, of Waterville, two counts of assault and one count of aggravated criminal trespass Oct. 22 in Waterville; five-year prison sentence, with all but two years suspended, and two years of probation, $50 restitution. A charge of robbery stemming from the same incident was dismissed.

* Gary W. Hall Jr., 27, of Augusta, operating after habitual-offender revocation and violating conditions of release Oct. 16 in Augusta; six-month jail sentence, $1,000 fine.

* Nathan J. Hansell, 31, of Augusta, burglary, criminal attempt and possession or transfer of burglar’s tools Sept. 20, 2011, in Fayette; five-year prison sentence, with all but two years suspended, and two years of probation.

* Gregory J. Lelansky, 61, of Manchester, failing to make oral or written accident report July 1, 2011, in Hallowell; $1,000 fine.

* Ralph A. Mosher IV, 24, of Litchfield, burglary, theft by unauthorized taking or transfer and criminal mischief Nov. 6 and criminal mischief and violating conditions of release Oct. 6, all in Augusta; nine-month jail sentence concurrent to a nine-month probation revocation, $378 restitution.

* Jeremy Neilsen, 36, of South China, criminal trespass Aug. 6 in Winslow; six-month jail sentence concurrent to a probation revocation.

* Justin L. Ross, 35, of Wilton, escape Sept. 3 in Hallowell; six-month jail sentence.

* Richard J. Small, 54, of Winthrop operating under the influence June 2 in Winthrop; 96-hour jail sentence to be served in the alternative sentencing program; $1,000 fine, 90-day license suspension.

* Chad M. Whitten, 30, of Manchester, operating while license suspended or revoked Aug. 11 in Augusta; 20-day jail sentence to be served in the alternative sentencing program, $500 fine

* Christopher Williams, 21, of Augusta, unlawful possession of a scheduled drug Sept. 12 in Augusta; 90-day jail sentence concurrent with a probation revocation, $400 fine.

* Jason C. Woodward, 44, of Vassalboro, operating under the influence March 29 in West Gardiner; 364-day jail sentence, with all but 30 days suspended, to be served in the alternative sentencing program, $1,000 fine, three-year license and registration suspension.

Betty Adams — 621-5631
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