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District of Maine

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Connecticut Man Pleads Guilty to Robbery Charges

Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Seth J. Blewitt, 30, of Oakville, Connecticut pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court to bank robbery and brandishing a firearm while committing a Hobbs Act robbery.  The charges arose from the robberies of a TD Bank branch and a Dollar Tree store.

Court records reveal that on May 28, 2017, the defendant robbed a TD Bank branch in Bangor. He entered the bank, approached a teller, and said, “I’m actually robbing you.  I want all of your money, no dye packs or GPS trackers.”  He was wearing a black knit hat, sunglasses, gloves, and a plaid shirt.  The teller complied and the defendant absconded with a bag of cash. 

The next day, the defendant robbed the Dollar Tree store in Bangor with a shotgun.  He was wearing a mask and sunglasses and he demanded that a cashier open the register.  When the cashier said that she could not open the register, he struck the register with the shotgun.  The cashier yelled for the manager and the manager opened the register and gave the defendant cash.  The defendant absconded with the cash.  The defendant’s wife, Cara J. Blewitt, served as the getaway driver for both robberies.  Officers from the Bangor Police Department arrested the defendant and his wife within minutes of the Dollar Tree robbery. 

The defendant faces between seven years and life in prison, a $250,000 fine and full restitution. He will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office.  Cara M. Blewitt pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court on October 11, 2017 to aiding and abetting the robberies and awaits sentencing.


The investigation was conducted by the Bangor Police Department; the Federal Bureau of Investigation; and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

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F. Todd Lowell Assistant United States Attorney Tel: (207) 945-0373
Updated December 1, 2017