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Monday, May 20, 2019

Lewiston Man Sentenced for Bank Robbery

Portland, Maine:  United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Keith Phillips, 58, of Lewiston, Maine, was sentenced in U.S. District Court on a charge of bank robbery. Senior United States District Judge D. Brock Hornby sentenced Phillips to 70 months in federal prison to be followed by three years of supervised release.  The court also ruled that Phillips will be ordered to pay restitution to the victim bank.  Phillips pleaded guilty to the charge on December 26, 2018.

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.

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. 

Violent Crime
Jonathan R. Chapman Assistant United States Attorney Tel: (207) 780-3257
Updated May 22, 2019