Gardiner Man Pleads Guilty to Pharmacy Robbery
BANGOR, ME—United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Jesse Mansir, 31, of Gardiner, Maine, pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Bangor to pharmacy robbery.
Court records reveal that on August 21, 2014, Mansir entered the Rite Aid Pharmacy in Gardiner, approached the pharmacy counter and handed a threatening note to a pharmacy technician. He told the technician that he had a gun and he concealed one of his hands. The pharmacist gave Mansir two bottles of Oxycodone and he fled.
Law enforcement officers located Mansir with the aid of a K9 and recovered one of the stolen Oxycodone bottles. A Gardiner police officer identified Mansir as the robber after reviewing surveillance video from the pharmacy. Two of the pharmacy employees also identified him as the robber from a photo array.
Mansir faces up to 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and restitution. He will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office.
The investigation was conducted by the Gardiner Police Department, the Maine State Police, the Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.