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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Lewiston Man Sentenced To Five Years for Credit Union Robbery

Portland, Maine: Acting United States Attorney Richard W. Murphy announced that Brent Roaix, 33, of Lewiston, Maine was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge Jon D. Levy to five years in prison and three years of supervised release for robbery of a credit union.

 

According to court records, on January 25, 2017, Roaix entered a Rainbow Federal Credit Union in Lewiston and gave a handwritten note to a teller demanding money and stating that he was armed.  The teller gave him money and Roaix absconded on foot. Shortly thereafter, Lewiston police officers found him hiding in a nearby apartment, arrested him, and recovered all of the stolen money.  According to evidence introduced at sentencing, at the time of the robbery, Roiax was a participant in Maine’s Adult Drug Treatment Court because he had committed two credit union robberies in 2014, one of which was of the same credit union.

 

This investigation was conducted by the Lewiston Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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Daniel J. Perry Assistant United States Attorney Tel: (207) 780-3257
Updated September 20, 2017