U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Maine
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July 10, 2014

Gardiner Resident Charged with Bank Robbery

BANGOR, ME—United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced today that John C. Slater, 66, of Gardiner, Maine, was arrested in New Hampshire and charged in U.S. District Court in Bangor by criminal complaint with bank robbery. The charge arises from the June 23, 2014 bank robbery of the Bank of Maine, in Hallowell, Maine.

According to court records, Slater robbed $15,000 from the Bank of Maine after handing a bank employee a note that read: “Im Here to Rob your Bank, no silent Alarms my cell phone rings, your all dead, I have a hand grenade, and a gun, no marked bills, or inked, if so, one day I will come back and kill all of you, do you understand.???’

The defendant will make an initial appearance in the U.S. District Court in Bangor today at noon.

The defendant faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Maine State Police, and the Hallowell police department.

A complaint is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

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