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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Milford Man Pleads Guilty to Robbery Charges

Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Richard F. Moloney, 42, of Milford, Maine pleaded guilty yesterday in U.S. District Court to interfering with commerce by robbery and bank robbery.  The charges arose from the robbery of the County Road Market in Milford and a Bangor Savings Bank branch located in Orono in June 2018.

Court records reveal that on June 10, 2018, at about 1:50 p.m., the defendant entered the County Road Market, pointed what appeared to be a dark-colored handgun at a cashier and told her to give him money.  The defendant was wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and sunglasses, and had socks on his hands and a cloth over his face.  A second cashier opened the register and put the cash tray on the counter.  The defendant absconded with the money.

Two days later, the defendant robbed the Bangor Savings Bank branch.  He was wearing a black mask, a grey hooded sweatshirt with the hood pulled up, sunglasses with reflective lenses, jeans, and white socks on his hands.  The defendant walked to the teller counter where a customer was conducting a transaction and displayed a note to the bank teller that read: “Give me all the money fast in a bag. No tracer or dye packs got a gun.”  The teller gave the defendant cash from the drawer and he absconded with it. 

The defendant faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for each robbery.  The defendant will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office.

The investigation was conducted by the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office, the Old Town, Bangor and Orono Police Departments, the Maine State Police Crime Laboratory, the Maine State Police, and the FBI.

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Violent Crime
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Contact: 
F. Todd Lowell Assistant United States Attorney Tel: (207) 945-0373
Updated September 26, 2018