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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Bangor Man Pleads Guilty to Credit Union Robbery

BANGOR, Maine:  United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Earl R. Torrence, 43, of Bangor, pled guilty in federal court to bank robbery.

According to court records, on June 30, 2020, the defendant entered the Acadia Federal Credit Union in Bangor wearing a surgical mask.  He approached a teller, told the teller he had a gun, and demanded money.  The defendant obtained the money and departed the credit union.  After reviewing security footage taken outside the credit union just prior to the robbery, law enforcement was able to identify the defendant.  A short while later, the defendant was apprehended in his home with money from the credit union.

The charge carries up to 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and up to three years of supervised release.

The case was investigated by the FBI and the Bangor Police Department.

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Contact: Andrew McCormack Assistant United States Attorney Tel: (207) 945-0373
Updated February 16, 2021