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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Maine

Thursday, January 16, 2014

New Hampshire Resident Pleads Guilty to Armed Bank Robbery Charges

Contact: Donald E. Clark
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 780-3257

Portland, Maine: 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, and the Eliot, Kittery, Sanford, Berwick, York, Maine 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."

Updated January 26, 2015