PORTLAND, Maine — A local man was charged Friday in connection with a pair of robberies, according to Portland police Lt. James Sweatt.

Benjamin Martineau, 26, is being held at the Cumberland County Jail on unrelated charges, Sweatt said.

The two robberies, during one of which Martineau was armed, occurred at the same residence in a span of six hours, according to Sweatt.

On April 24 around 10 p.m., Martineau allegedly came into a residence and asked to warm up and use the phone. After doing so, he threatened the two victims, who are disabled, and stole their television and phone.

The next day around 4 a.m., Martineau returned, threatened one of the residents with a knife and stole another television set. Neither victim was injured during the robberies.

Martineau was charged with armed robbery, a Class A felony, and a Class B felony charge of robbery.

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