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

Friday, April 3, 2015

Gardiner Man Sentenced to Over Four Years for 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, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court to 51 months in prison and three years of supervised release for pharmacy robbery.  He pleaded guilty to the charge on October 28, 2014.

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 police dog 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.

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 April 6, 2015