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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, October 28, 2016

New Hampshire Man Indicted On Federal Charges In Connection With Multiple Incidents In March - April 2016

            Concord, New Hampshire—United States Attorney Emily Gray Rice today announced that a federal grand jury in Concord returned a three-count indictment charging MICHAEL MUNROE, a/k/a Michael Monroe, 33, previously of Raymond, New Hampshire, with one count of carjacking and two counts of bank robbery. The indictment was returned on October 19, 2016, and MUNROE was arraigned today in front of U.S. Magistrate Judge Daniel J. Lynch, where he entered a plea of not guilty.

            According to the indictment and other statements made in court, MUNROE was arrested earlier this year after a well-publicized alleged two-state multi-week crime spree in March and April 2016.  The new federal charges focus on three specific alleged incidents: (1) that MUNROE forcibly took a 2004 Honda Pilot from a victim while she sat in the vehicle in Manchester, N.H., on March 27, 2016; (2) that MUNROE robbed a Northway Bank branch location in Ossipee, New Hampshire on March 28, 2016; and (3) that MUNROE robbed a Granite State Credit Union branch location in Seabrook, New Hampshire on April 1, 2016.  He has remained in custody since his arrest by Hancock Police on April 2, 2016.

            Trial has been scheduled to take place in the two-week period between December 13-27, 2016, in front of Senior U.S. District Judge Steven McAuliffe.  If convicted, MUNROE faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 15 years for the carjacking offense, and a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years for each bank robbery offense. 

            An indictment is not evidence of guilt.  Charges are only allegations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

            This matter is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Manchester Police Department, the Ossipee Police Department, the Seabrook Police Department, the Hancock Police Department, and County Attorney’s Offices for Hillsborough, Carroll, and Rockingham counties.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles L. Rombeau.

Topic: 
Violent Crime
Updated October 28, 2016