Maine Man Sentenced for Newington Bank Robbery
CONCORD, N.H. – Derek Kucinski, 27, formerly of Cape Neddick, Maine, was sentenced yesterday in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to serve a minimum mandatory 22 years in federal prison following his conviction for armed bank robbery, announced United States Attorney John P. Kacavas.
On Saturday, January 12, 2012, Kucinski entered the TD Bank on Woodbury Avenue in Newington, New Hampshire wearing a black ski mask, gloves and armed with a loaded .32 caliber revolver. He ordered several customers to the ground as he repeatedly pointed the handgun at tellers and demanded money. After spending several minutes in the bank, Kucinski fled with approximately $5000.00 and was apprehended by Newington and Portsmouth police following a brief car and foot chase.
At the time of his arrest, Kucinski was on supervised release after having served five years in federal prison for nine prior bank robberies committed in 2006. He was not armed in the commission of those robberies.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Newington and Portsmouth Police Departments, with invaluable assistance provided by the Somersworth Police Department. The case was prosecuted by United States Attorney John P. Kacavas.