Brunswick man charged with armed robbery of Arundel credit union

Posted June 05, 2012, at 2:59 p.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — A Brunswick man has been charged in federal court with the armed robbery last week of an Arundel credit union.

Travis Leeman, 30, was arrested Monday, according to a press release issued Tuesday by the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

He was scheduled to make his first court appearance Tuesday afternoon in U.S. District Court in Portland.

Leeman, wearing a yellow rain suit and an orange face mask, entered the Infinity Federal Credit Union on Alfred Road about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 29, according to an FBI affidavit filed Tuesday.

“Upon entering the bank, the male brandished what appeared to be a semi-automatic silver and black pistol, approached the teller counter, and announced, via words to that effect, that it was a robbery,” the affidavit said. “The male then demanded money before climbing over the counter and into the teller area of the bank.”

The man “ordered the tellers to empty the drawers, and presented a black duffel bag, into which the money was placed,” the affidavit continued. “[He] ordered the tellers to the ground and threatened that there was a partner outside. With reference to the alleged partner outside, the male said words to the effect that he did not want there to be a ‘shootout.’”

He left the bank in an unknown direction with nearly $7,700 in cash, the press release said.

If convicted, Leeman faces up to 25 years in prison.

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