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

Thursday, May 22, 2014

New Hampshire Resident Sentenced to 4¾ Years for Armed Bank Robbery

Contact: Donald E. Clark
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) (207) 780-3257

Portland, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that
Marvin Eugene Ansteth, Jr. 41, of Somersworth, New Hampshire was sentenced today in U.S.
District Court to 4¾ years in prison and three years of supervised release for armed bank
robbery. He was also ordered to pay $19,087 in restitution. The charges arose from the armed
bank robberies of Peoples United Bank in Exeter, New Hampshire on October 7, 2013; of
Meredith Village Savings Bank in Alton, New Hampshire on October 10, 2013; and of
Kennebunk Savings in Eliot, Maine on October 19, 2013. Ansteth pled guilty to the charges on
January 16, 2014.

According to court records, Ansteth was the getaway driver for the three armed bank
robberies. Peoples United Bank was robbed of $1,451; Meredith Village Savings Bank was
robbed of $9,740 and Kennebunk Savings was robbed of $7,896.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Maine State
Police, and the Eliot, Kittery, Sanford, Berwick, York, Maine and Exeter, Somersworth, Alton
and Pembroke, New Hampshire police departments. U.S. Attorney Delahanty praised the
cooperation among these law enforcement agencies noting that “these armed bank robberies
were quickly solved because local, state, county and federal law enforcement agencies across
two states worked closely together.”

Updated January 26, 2015