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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 12, 2017

Connecticut Woman Pleads Guilty to Robbery Charges

Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Cara M. Blewitt, 30, of Oakville, Connecticut, pleaded guilty yesterday in U.S. District Court to aiding and abetting bank robbery and 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, an individual robbed a TD Bank branch in Bangor absconding with cash.  The next day, the same individual robbed the Dollar Tree store in Bangor at gunpoint, again, absconding with cash. The defendant served as the getaway driver for both robberies. Officers from the Bangor Police Department arrested the robber and the defendant within minutes of the Dollar Tree robbery. 

The defendant faces up to 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and full restitution.  The defendant will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S.  Probation Office.

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Violent Crime
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Contact: 
F. Todd Lowell Assistant United States Attorney Tel: (207) 945-0373
Updated October 12, 2017