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New Hampshire Man Sentenced to Over 15 Years
for Bank Robbery and Theft Charges

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 17, 2013

Contact: Halsey Frank
Assistant U.S. Attorney
(207) 780-3257

Portland, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced today that
Bernie Subocz, 45, of Manchester, New Hampshire, was sentenced in U.S. District Court by
Judge Nancy Torresen to 188 months imprisonment for bank robbery, interstate transportation of
a stolen vehicle and interstate transportation of stolen property. Subocz pled guilty to the
charges on October 29, 2012.

Court records reveal that on November 19, 2011, Subocz and two associates drove from
New Hampshire to the Bank of America branch located in the Wells Plaza shopping center in
Maine. Subocz entered the bank where a manager and two tellers were working. Subocz pulled
a knit hat down over his face and the hood of his sweatshirt over his head to disguise his identity.
Subocz held one hand inside his pocket as if he had a weapon. He announced that he was there
to rob the bank, demanded cash and scolded tellers for trying to activate the alarm. He
absconded with $4,228.

On November 23, 2011, Subocz and an associate drove from New Hampshire to the
Savings Bank of Maine branch located on U.S. Route 1 in York in a vehicle Subocz stole a day
earlier in New Hampshire and on which he had placed stolen Massachusetts license plates.
Subocz entered the bank concealing his identity with a knit hat and hooded sweatshirt. He
announced that he was there to rob the bank, that he was serious and that no one should activate
any panic buttons. Subocz held one hand inside his pocket and said that he had a gun. Subocz
demanded money and absconded with $10,865 from two tellers.

In pronouncing sentence, Judge Torresen observed that Subocz had one of the worst
criminal histories that she had seen, determined that he faced an enhanced sentence as a career
offender and noted that he had terrified the tellers and endangered bystanders.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation with assistance
from the Police Departments of York, Wells, Kennebunk and Kittery, Maine and Manchester,
Bedford, and New London, New Hampshire.

 

 

 

 

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