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Manchester Man Arrested for Multiple Armed Robberies

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Hampshire

           CONCORD - Hector Rivera Ayala, 32, of Manchester, has been charged in federal court with robbing a bank and four gas stations, Acting United States Attorney John J. Farley announced today.

           According to court documents, Rivera Ayala was arrested on Wednesday in Massachusetts.  Rivera Ayala is charged by complaint with committing a series of armed robberies in Manchester.  The complaint alleges that Rivera Ayala robbed four gas stations between December 2, 2019, and December 21, 2019.  The complaint further alleges that he robbed a bank on December 21, 2019, where he allegedly stole over $160,000.

            Rivera Ayala is scheduled to appear before a United States Magistrate Judge later today.

            The charges in the complaint are only allegations.  The defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

            This matter was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Manchester Police Department.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew T. Hunter.



Updated May 20, 2021

Press Release Number: 21-104