Westbrook Man Charged with Interfering with Commerce by Robbery
Portland, Maine: United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Travis Jonathon Card, 38, of Westbrook, Maine, was charged today by criminal complaint in U.S. District Court with interference with commerce by robbery.
According to the complaint, the charge arises from an investigation into eleven armed robberies in the greater Portland area in March and April, 2018. One of these robberies occurred at a Gulf Mart, in Westbrook, on April 6, 2018. On that date, Card entered the store, approached the clerk, brandished what appeared to be a black firearm, and directed the clerk to open the register and give him money. He absconded with over $500.
If convicted, Card faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
The defendant is currently being held in state custody on related charges. His initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Portland has not yet been scheduled.
The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the FBI, in conjunction with the Portland, Westbrook, Falmouth, Cumberland, South Portland, and Old Orchard Beach Police Departments.
A criminal complaint is merely an accusation, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.