Portland Man Pleads Guilty in Freeport Bank Robbery
A 25-year-old Portland man pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court to a bank robbery in Freeport, Maine last summer.
Court documents say on July 17, Jimmy Odong stole an SUV and cell phone from a woman in Portland. At around 3:00 p.m., he entered the Key Bank branch in Freeport wearing a wig and sun glasses and pointed what appeared to be a gun at tellers.
Odong made off with about $11,700 in cash, and drove away in the stolen vehicle. Police recovered the SUV and a forensic examination revealed the defendant’s partial palm print on the outside of the vehicle.
Six days later, Odong was arrested and found to be carrying about $1,180 in cash and the carjacking victim’s cell phone.
He faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
U.S. Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II noted that “this bank robbery was quickly solved because local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies worked closely together.”
The investigation was conducted by the FBI, the Freeport, Portland and Brunswick Police Departments, Maine State Police, and numerous other agencies.