Lewiston Man Indicted for Bank Robbery
Portland, Maine: United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Keith Phillips, 57, of Lewiston, Maine, was charged by indictment in U.S. District Court with bank robbery.
According to court records, on June 6, 2018, Phillips entered Androscoggin Bank in Lewiston, approached a teller, passed a note that contained a demand for money and a threat of a gun, and absconded with $2,000.
If convicted, Phillips faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
The case was investigated by the Lewiston Police Department; the FBI; the Southern Maine Gang Task Force, which is comprised of agents and officers from the FBI; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; and the Portland, South Portland, and Lewiston Police Departments; and the Central Maine Violent Crime Task Force.
An indictment is merely an accusation, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.