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May 22, 2014

New Hampshire Resident Sentenced to More Than Four Years for Armed Bank Robbery

PORTLAND, ME—United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty, II announced that Marvin Eugene Ansteth, Jr. 41, of Somersworth, New Hampshire, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court to four years and nine months in prison and three years of supervised release for armed bank robbery. He was also ordered to pay $19,087 in restitution. The charges arose 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. Ansteth pled guilty to the charges on January 16, 2014.

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.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation; the Maine State Police; the Eliot, Kittery, Sanford, Berwick, and 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.”

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