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Manchester Man Sentenced To 22 Years For Sawed-Off Shotgun Robberies

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 3, 2012

CONCORD, N.H. – Matthew Karahalios, 25, of Manchester was sentenced in United States District Court to twenty-two (22) years in federal prison 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 Karahalios’s pleas of guilty to four separate armed robberies committed with co-defendants James Karahalios, Jr. and Patrick Chasse, 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 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, Karahalios and his associates wore disguises and brandished a sawed-off, double-barrel shotgun.

Co-defendant James Karahalios, Jr. previously was sentenced to thirty-five (35) years in federal prison for his role in the robberies.   Co-defendant Patrick Chasse is scheduled to be sentenced on May 23, 2012.    

            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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