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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Westbrook Man is Sentenced to Almost Six Years for Interfering and Attempting to Interfere with Commerce by Robbery

Portland, Maine:  United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Travis Jonathon Card, 38, of Westbrook, Maine, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge Nancy Torresen to five years and ten months in prison and three years of supervised for interfering with commerce by robbery.  The charges arose from a series of robberies and attempted robberies in the greater Portland area in March and April, 2018. Card pled guilty to the charges in August, 2018.

According to court records, the defendant, brandishing a pellet gun, robbed the Riverton Gas Station, in Portland, on March 20; robbed the Lil’ Mart Gas Station, in Falmouth, on March 21; robbed Good Things Variety, in Westbrook, on March 22; robbed Express Mart, in Cumberland, on March 22; robbed the Daily Grind, in Westbrook, on March 24; attempted to rob China Taste, in Portland, on March 25; robbed Subway, in Westbrook, on March 26; attempted to rob Aroma Joe’s, in South Portland, on March 27; robbed China Eatery, in Old Orchard Beach, on March 29; robbed Gulf Mart, in Westbrook, on April 6; and attempted to rob Moby Dick Variety, in Old Orchard Beach, on April 11. 

“For weeks in 2018, the defendant terrorized the greater Portland area,” said U.S. Attorney Frank.  “There was no excuse for his behavior. Thanks to the outstanding work of law enforcement agencies, he has now been held accountable.”

The investigation leading to today’s sentencing was conducted by the FBI’s 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; in conjunction with the Westbrook, Falmouth, Cumberland, and Old Orchard Beach Police Departments. 

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Violent Crime
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Contact: 
Jonathan R. Chapman Assistant United States Attorney Tel: (207) 780-3257
Updated February 27, 2019