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Massachusetts Man Sentenced In Robbery Spree

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

          CONCORD, N.H. – Acting United States Attorney Donald Feith announced today that Rafael Beamud, age 34, formerly of Lowell, Massachusetts, was sentenced in U.S. District Court in connection with pharmacy robberies in Nashua and Manchester in 2013.  During a hearing before U. S. District Judge Joseph A. DiClerico, Beamud was sentenced to a prison term of 25 years and 1 day and a supervision term of 5 years upon his release from U.S. Bureau of Prisons custody.  He was also ordered to make full restitution to the victims of both robberies. 

          On May 28, 2015, Beamud admitted guilt to using a firearm during the commission of a robbery at CVS Pharmacy in Nashua on March 25, 2013 and to the robbery of a CVS Pharmacy in Manchester on April 22, 2013.  Beamud was arrested on April 23, 2013 in Salem, NH while operating his motor vehicle, in which the firearm was discovered.  He has been in custody since his arrest.   

          The investigation was conducted by the DEA Tactical Diversion Group located in Worcester, MA, and the Nashua, Manchester and Salem, NH Police.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert J. Veiga.

Updated January 8, 2016