New Hampshire Resident Pleads Guilty to Armed Bank Robbery Charges
|U.S. Attorney’s Office January 16, 2014|
PORTLAND, ME—United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty, II announced today that Marvin Eugene Ansteth, Jr., 40, of Somersworth, New Hampshire, pled guilty in U.S. District Court in Portland to armed bank robbery charges. The charges arise from the armed bank robberies of Peoples United Bank in Exeter, New Hampshire, on October 7, 2013; of Meredith Village Savings Bank in Alton, New Hampshire, on October 10, 2013; and of Kennebunk Savings in Eliot, Maine, on October 19, 2013.
According to court records, Ansteth was the getaway driver for the three armed bank robberies. Peoples United Bank was robbed of $1,451; Meredith Village Savings Bank was robbed of $9,740; and Kennebunk Savings was robbed of $7,896.
Ansteth faces up to 25 years in prison and a $250,000 fine, or both, for each robbery. He will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the United States Probation Office.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation; the Maine State Police; the Eliot, Kittery, Sanford, Berwick, York, Maine Police Departments; and Exeter, Somersworth, Alton, and Pembroke, New Hampshire Police Departments. U.S. Attorney Delahanty praised the cooperation among these law enforcement agencies, noting that “these armed bank robberies were quickly solved because local, state, county, and federal law enforcement agencies across two states worked closely together."