SOUTH BERWICK MAN SENTENCED TO 30 MONTHS FOR BANK ROBBERY
CONCORD, N.H. – Eric Nielsen, 20, of South Berwick, Maine, was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison and three years of supervised release, after pleading guilty to committing the April 12, 2010 robbery of the Citizens Bank in Rollinsford, New Hampshire, announced United States Attorney John P. Kacavas
Nielsen pled guilty on October 12, 2010 to committing the April 12, 2010 robbery of Citizens Bank. Nielsen walked into the bank and presented the teller with a demand note. According to the teller, Nielsen lifted up the sweatshirt he was wearing to reveal what the teller believed to be the butt of a gun. Nielsen fled the bank on foot, discarded the clothing he wore during the robbery and met Bo Rodden, who was serving as a lookout, before fleeing to a nearby residence.
Bo Rodden was sentenced in the United States District Court on November 2, 2010 to 71 months in federal prison for his involvement in numerous robberies, including the Citizens Bank robbery.
The investigation was conducted by the Rollinsford Police Department, the Dover Police Department, the Stratham Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Donald Feith.