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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of New Hampshire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 18, 2019

Manchester Man Sentenced to 78 Months for Bank Robbery

            CONCORD - Michael MacDonald, 29, of Manchester, was sentenced to 78 months for bank robbery, United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced today.

            According to court documents and statements made in court, on May 31, 2018, MacDonald entered the Citizens Bank in the Hannaford Market on E. Devine Drive, in Manchester, New Hampshire and gave the teller a note demanding money.  The teller gave MacDonald a quantity of United States currency.  Surveillance footage was obtained and an officer from Manchester Police Department recognized the robber as MacDonald.  After confirming that the robber was MacDonald, an arrest warrant was issued and MacDonald was taken into custody by the Manchester Police Department.

            The defendant previously pleaded guilty on January 7, 2019.          

            “Bank robberies are violent crimes that jeopardize the safety of the public,” said U.S. Attorney Murray.  “In order to protect the citizens of the Granite State, we work closely with our law enforcement partners to identify and prosecute those who commit violent crimes in New Hampshire.  I am grateful for the efforts of the Manchester Police Department, which led to the arrest and conviction of this individual.”  

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

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Topic(s): 
Violent Crime
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Press Release Number: 
19-055
Updated April 18, 2019