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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

New Hampshire Man Indicted For Armed Robbery

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BOSTON – A New Hampshire man was charged yesterday with robbing a bank in Methuen.

Rafael Beamud, Jr, 32, of Salem, NH was indicted with armed robbery and possession of a firearm in furtherance of his crime.

On Feb. 21, 2013, Beamud walked into TD Bank and approached the teller while holding a firearm. Beamud threw plastic bags on the counter, ordered the teller to empty the cash drawers and to “make sure there’s no dye pack.” He also ordered the teller not to trip the alarm or he would shoot. The teller placed the money from the drawers into one of the plastic bags, and Beamud left the bank, leaving one of the plastic bags behind. The bag was processed for fingerprints which lead to Beamud’s identification. In April 2013, Beamud was arrested.

If convicted, on the charge of armed robbery, Beamud faces a maximum penalty of 25 years in prison, five years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine; on the charge of possession a firearm during the commission of his crime, Beamud faces a mandatory minimum term of seven years in prison and a maximum term of life in prison, five years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz; Vincent B. Lisi, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Division; and Chief Joseph Solomon of the Methuen Police Department, made the announcement today. The case is being prosecuted by Eve A. Piemonte Stacey of Ortiz’s Major Crimes Unit.

The details in the indictment are allegations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Updated December 15, 2014