Youngstown Man Charged With Bank Robbery
Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, today announced that a one-count information was filed charging Richard D. Gooding, age 38, of Youngstown, Ohio, with bank robbery.
On November 13, 2012, Gooding entered the Bangor Savings Bank, 1048 Brighton Avenue, Portland, Maine, and robbed a teller of approximately $1,543. He was subsequently arrested in Youngstown, Ohio.
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The investigation was conducted by the Portland, Maine Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Mahoning Valley Violent Crimes Task Force. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David M. Toepfer.
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