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Milford Man Pleads Guilty to Bank Robbery

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

            CONCORD - Seamus Murphy, 38, formerly of Milford, pleaded guilty in federal court to bank robbery, United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced today.

             According to court documents and statements made in court, on January 8, 2020, Murphy entered the People’s United Bank in Derry and gave a note to the teller, indicating he had a gun and demanding money. The teller gave him $712 from the drawer. Police arrived on scene and saw Murphy running toward a nearby fast food store where they encountered him and recovered the $712. Murphy was on federal supervised release at the time of the robbery.

             Murphy is scheduled to be sentenced on January 14, 2021.   

            “Bank robberies endanger bank employees and the general public,” said U.S. Attorney Murray.  “These violent crimes will not be tolerated. We will work closely with our federal, state, and local law enforcement partners to keep the Granite State safe by investigating and prosecuting those who commit bank robberies and other violent offenses.”           

             This matter was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation with assistance from the Derry Police Department.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Georgiana L. MacDonald.


Updated October 6, 2020

Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 20-127