ELLSWORTH — An Ellsworth man pleaded guilty June 12 to the December 2018 robbery of two Bangor banks, United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced.
Timothy T. Myers, 27, pleaded in U.S. District Court to two counts of bank robbery.
Court records state that on Dec. 21, 2018, Myers entered a TD Bank branch and handed a teller a note that read: “Give me the money or I shoot, no dye, $1,000,” Frank said in a press release.
The teller gave the defendant cash from the drawer and he absconded with it.
Frank said five days later, the defendant robbed a KeyBank branch.
“He entered the bank, walked to the table near the entrance, and picked up a withdrawal slip on which he wrote: “Money now or I shoot, no dye,” and handed it to a teller,” the prosecutor said. “The defendant took money from the teller and fled.”
Myers faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for each robbery, Frank said. There is no date yet for sentencing but there will be a pre-sentence investigation done first by the U.S. Probation Office.
Myers remains in custody until the sentencing hearing, according to U.S. attorney spokesman Don Clark.
A number of agencies were involved in investigating the robberies. They include the Bangor and Ellsworth police departments, the Maine State Police Crime Laboratory, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI.