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

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Gardiner Man Pleads Guilty to Pharmacy Robbery

Contact: F. Todd Lowell
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 945-0373

Bangor, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Jesse
Mansir, 31, of Gardiner, Maine, pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Bangor to
pharmacy robbery.

Court records reveal that on August 21, 2014, Mansir entered the Rite Aid Pharmacy in
Gardiner, approached the pharmacy counter and handed a threatening note to a pharmacy
technician. He told the technician that he had a gun and he concealed one of his hands. The
pharmacist gave Mansir two bottles of Oxycodone and he fled.

Law enforcement officers located Mansir with the aid of a K9 and recovered one of the
stolen Oxycodone bottles. A Gardiner police officer identified Mansir as the robber after
reviewing surveillance video from the pharmacy. Two of the pharmacy employees also
identified him as the robber from a photo array.

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

The investigation was conducted by the Gardiner Police Department, the Maine State
Police, the Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Updated January 26, 2015