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Milford Man Sentenced To 77 Months For Bank Robbery

February 2, 2012

CONCORD – Garret Ojala, 28, of Milford, New Hampshire, was sentenced in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to 77 months in federal prison and three years of supervised release after pleading guilty to committing the December 17, 2009 robbery of the TD Bank in Amherst, New Hampshire, announced United States Attorney John P. Kacavas.  Ojala was also ordered to pay restitution to TD Bank.

            Ojala admitted that he entered the TD Bank on December 17, 2009 and presented a note demanding money.  The note stated that Ojala had a gun and he would shoot if any alarms were sounded.  The teller gave Ojala a sum of money and he fled the bank on foot.  There was no evidence that Ojala actually possessed a firearm and no firearm was recovered.  Law enforcement received information that Ojala had committed the robbery.  Shortly thereafter, the demand note used in the robbery was recovered and was found to have Ojala’s fingerprints on it.

            The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Amherst Police Department and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Don Feith.


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