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Maine man pleads guilty to armed robbery of Augusta Bank

A Maine man pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Bangor to armed robbery of an Augusta bank.

In court documents, federal prosecutors accused Joshua Brougham, 38, of Manchester, Maine, of robbing a bank in Augusta at gunpoint in October 2022.

Brougham reportedly entered the bank wearing a brimmed hat and a standard hospital face mask and walked to the counter where, after a brief conversation with the bank teller, he produced a silver handgun and placed it on the counter in the direction of the teller.

According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Brougham then demanded the bank teller give him “all the money in the drawer,” then folded the money into a newspaper and fled to a nearby parking lot before driving away in a gold GMC Yukon bound for the county Maine.

A vehicle matching the description on surveillance footage of the robbery was located four days after the robbery by Augusta Police Department investigators at a convenience store where Brougham was arrested.

During a police search of Brougham's vehicle, a handgun magazine loaded with seven .380 caliber bullets and an unloaded .380 caliber Walther PPK/S pistol that matched the description of the firearm used in the robbery were seized.

A brimmed hat that matched the hat he wore during the robbery was also seized during the investigation.

Brougham faces a maximum of 25 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000, followed by up to five years of supervised release

Augusta police and the FBI investigated the case.

Anna Harden

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