October 4, 2013

California man arrested in Maine bank robbery

The suspect is arrested at a nearby hotel within 20 minutes of the incident at a Bank of America branch.

By David Hench dhench@pressherald.com
Staff Writer

BIDDEFORD—Police arrested a 50-year-old man originally from California on charges of robbing the Bank of America branch at 208 Main St.

Police received an alert that the bank was being robbed at 12:30 p.m. Friday. A man, who was not wearing a disguise, had entered the bank, reached under his clothing as if he had a gun, and demanded money, police said.

Police canvassed the area, including the nearby Thatcher Hotel at 193 Main St. There, a clerk said a man who matched the police description had gone to one of the hotel rooms.

Police went to the room and found Steve Pinkham, 50. Lying on the bed was a large amount of cash. Twenty minutes after the robbery was reported, Pinkham was in custody.

Pinkham is charged with robbery and is being held at York County Jail pending a court appearance.

Pinkham has an extensive criminal history in California, police said.

David Hench can be contacted at 791-6327 or at:

dhench@mainetoday.com

Twitter: @Mainehenchman

Were you interviewed for this story? If so, please fill out our accuracy form

Send question/comment to the editors




Further Discussion

Here at PressHerald.com we value our readers and are committed to growing our community by encouraging you to add to the discussion. To ensure conscientious dialogue we have implemented a strict no-bullying policy. To participate, you must follow our Terms of Use.

Questions about the article? Add them below and we’ll try to answer them or do a follow-up post as soon as we can. Technical problems? Email them to us with an exact description of the problem. Make sure to include:
  • Type of computer or mobile device your are using
  • Exact operating system and browser you are viewing the site on (TIP: You can easily determine your operating system here.)