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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, March 15, 2021

Manchester Man Sentenced to 24 Months for Bank Robbery

           CONCORD - Alex Stoltman, 23, of Manchester, was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison for bank robbery, Acting United States Attorney John J. Farley announced today.  

            According to court documents and statements made in court, on September 2, 2020, Stoltman entered a Citizens Bank branch in Manchester and handed a note to the bank teller that read, in part, “This is a robbery. Keep your hands where I can see them.  Do not look at anyone.  Do not think about hitting the alarm, I will blow your brains out.  Give me all the money you can reach.”  The victim bank teller gave Stoltman all of the money in the teller’s cash drawer. 

            Stoltman was arrested two days after the robbery.

            Stoltman previously pleaded guilty on November 9, 2020.  He was ordered to pay $2,767 in restitution to the bank.

            “Bank robberies are violent crimes that endanger bank employees and members of the public,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Farley.  “Although no one was physically injured in this crime, the defendant’s threatening actions may have an enduring impact on his victims.  To protect the public and seek justice for victims, we work collaboratively with the FBI, the Manchester Police Department, and all our law enforcement partners to identify and prosecute those who commit violent crimes in the Granite State.”

           “Shortly after he put innocent bystanders in fear for their lives by threatening an armed bank robbery, Alex Stoltman told an acquaintance that he was going to continue robbing banks until he got caught. But thanks to the quick work of law enforcement, his crime spree was brought to an end,” said Joseph R. Bonavolonta, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Boston Division. “The collaborative effort to address violent crimes is just one example of how the FBI and our partners at the Manchester Police Department are working together to make our communities safer.”

           This matter was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Manchester Police Department.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Anna Krasinski.

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Topic(s): 
Violent Crime
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Press Release Number: 
21-050
Updated March 15, 2021