November 6, 2013

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Man wanted for Key Bank robbery arrested in Florida

A Portland man who is wanted for a bank robbery in the city has been arrested in Florida, the FBI said Tuesday.

Matthieu O’Rourke, 35, was arrested on Oct. 30. He faces as much as 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine, according to an FBI news release.

O’Rourke was indicted by a federal grand jury in Portland in connection with the robbery of the Key Bank branch at 400 Forest Ave. on Sept. 27. Police said a man entered the bank at 10:30 a.m., handed a teller a note and left with cash. Nobody was injured and no weapon was shown.

Police developed O’Rourke as a suspect and got an arrest warrant. O’Rourke also uses the alias Tony Angeles.

He made an initial appearance in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. He will be returned to Maine to be arraigned on the charge.


Police say teenage boy made Walmart bomb threat

Police say a prank bomb threat at the Walmart store in Skowhegan was made by a 14-year-old New Hampshire boy.

The call to the Skowhegan store came in just before 9 p.m. Saturday, police said.

Skowhegan Police Chief Ted Blais told the Morning Sentinel that the few customers and workers still inside just before closing were evacuated and a bomb-sniffing dog was brought in, but nothing dangerous was found.

Blais said it was simply a prank. He said the call remains under investigation but he expects the boy to be charged.

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