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Manchester Resident Sentenced For Bank Robbery

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

          CONCORD, N.H. – Andrew Michael Dufresne, a 44-year-old Manchester resident, was sentenced on Tuesday to serve 63 months in prison for robbing the People’s United Bank at 1750 Elm Street in Manchester, announced United States Attorney Emily Gray Rice.

          According to court records and statements in court, on April 9, 2014, Cook entered the federally-insured bank and handed a note to a bank teller that stated, “GIVE ME THE MONEY.”   Dufresne then reached into the teller’s cash drawer and took several bundles of bills and fled the bank.  Bank alarms were activated and the Manchester Police Department released a statement concerning the robbery, including surveillance photos of the defendant.  Shortly thereafter, the police received phone calls from individuals who identified Dufresne as the robber. 

          The defendant was arrested on April 11, 2014, in Methuen after crashing a stolen car in that city.  He was prosecuted in Massachusetts on charges unrelated to the bank robbery and is currently incarcerated on those charges.  The defendant, who pleaded guilty on June 29, 2016, will serve his federal sentence after completing his current period of incarceration. 

          This case was investigated by the Manchester Police Department with the assistance of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Helen White Fitzgibbon.


Updated November 16, 2016

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