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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, March 26, 2018

Connecticut Woman Sentenced to 33 Months for Bank Robberies

Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Cara M. Blewitt, 31, of Oakville, Connecticut was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr., to 33 months in prison and three years of supervised release for 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.  The defendant pleaded guilty on October 11, 2017.

Court records reveal that on May 28, 2017, the defendant’s husband, Seth Blewitt 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 Seth Blewitt absconded with a bag of cash. 

The next day, Seth Blewitt 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 Seth Blewitt cash.  He absconded with the cash. 

The defendant served as the getaway driver for both robberies.  Officers from the Bangor Police Department arrested the defendant and her husband within minutes of the Dollar Tree store robbery. 

Seth J. Blewitt pleaded guilty to both robberies on November 30, 2017.  He is scheduled to be sentenced on April 11, 2018. 

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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Violent Crime
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Contact: 
F. Todd Lowell Assistant United States Attorney Tel: (207) 945-0373
Updated March 26, 2018