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Manchester Man Sentenced To 20 Years For Sawed-Off Shotgun Robberies

May 23, 2012

CONCORD, N.H. – Patrick Chasse, 22, of Manchester, New Hampshire, was sentenced in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to 20 years in prison, followed by a 3 year period of supervised release, for his role in several armed robberies that occurred in Manchester between September and November, 2010, announced United States Attorney John P. Kacavas.

The sentencing followed Chasse’s plea to the commission of five separate armed robberies which he committed with co-defendants James Karahalios and Matthew Karahalios, including:   (1) a robbery at TD  Bank, 70 Bay Street, Manchester, New Hampshire, on September 23, 2010; (2) a robbery at Spring Hill Suites, 975 North Perimeter Road, Manchester, New Hampshire, on October 6, 2010; (3)  a robbery at JR’s Convenience, Route 28 By-pass, Derry, New Hampshire, on November 1, 2010; (4) a robbery at Rite Aid Pharmacy, 53 Hooksett Road, Manchester, New Hampshire, on November 10, 2010; and (4) a robbery at Hess Gas Station , 805 Massabesic Street, Manchester, New Hampshire, on November 14, 2010.    During the robberies, Chasse and his associates wore disguises and brandished a sawed-off, double-barrel shotgun.

James Karahalios was sentenced on December 21, 2011 thirty-five (35) years in prison.   Matthew Karahalios was sentenced on April 2, 2012, to twenty-two (22) years in prison.    

The investigation was conducted by members of the Manchester, New Hampshire, Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Bureau of  Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms.   The matter was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Terry L. Ollila.

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