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

Monday, May 2, 2016

Milford Man Sentenced To 51 Months On Bank Robbery Charge

          CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE:   Seamus Murphy, 34, of Milford, New Hampshire, was sentenced in the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire for bank robbery, announced United States Attorney Emily Gray Rice. The Court imposed a term of 51 months imprisonment, three years of supervised release, and full restitution to the victim bank.

          Murphy walked into a Citizens Bank in Stratham, New Hampshire, on February 24, 2015 and gave the teller a note demanding money. The teller gave Murphy a quantity of United States currency. Surveillance cameras captured images of the robbery which were broadcast on local news outlets. Numerous individuals identified Murphy from the photographs and he was apprehended in Massachusetts the next day.

          “The Stratham Police and Federal Bureau of Investigation did a great job of tracking this suspect to a neighboring state, successfully apprehending him, and bringing this case to justice,” stated United States Attorney Emily Rice.  “Bank robbery, even an unarmed bank robbery, is an inherently dangerous crime that causes great turmoil to its victims.  We will continue to work with our state and local partners to vigorously prosecute these serious offenses.”

             This case was investigated by the Stratham Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Georgiana L. Konesky.


Violent Crimes
Updated May 2, 2016