New Hampshire Man Pleads Guilty To Bank Robberies
CONCORD, N.H. - Acting U.S. Attorney John J. Farley announced that Michael Giles, 41, pleaded guilty today in the United States District Court to committing three bank robberies and attempting to rob a fourth bank. A sentencing hearing has been scheduled for August 11, 2017. If the court accepts the terms of a plea agreement, Giles will be sentenced to ten years in federal prison.
According to documents filed with the court and statements made at the change of plea hearing, Giles robbed TD Bank branches located at 70 Bay Street and 1255 South Willow Street, both in Manchester, on November 23 and November 27, 2016. Giles was arrested by the Manchester Police shortly after the November 27, 2016 robbery was committed when Giles’ motor scooter failed to start. The police recovered the robbery proceeds from Giles.
Giles’ arrest led police to link him to the November 23, 2016 robbery of the TD Bank, the January 22, 2016 robbery of the Citizens Bank located at 1283 Hooksett Road in Hooksett, and the January 22, 2016 attempted robbery of the Citizens Bank located at 1550 Elm Street, Manchester, New Hampshire. Images captured by the bank’s surveillance system definitively identified Giles as the robber.
The Manchester Police Department and the Hooksett Police Department lead the investigations into the robberies in Manchester and Hooksett. The FBI assisted in the identification and prosecution of Giles. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Don Feith.