New Hampshire Man Pleads Guilty to Two Bank Robberies During Spring 2016 Crime Spree
Concord, N.H.—Acting United States Attorney John J. Farley announced today that Michael Munroe (also known as Michael Monroe), 34, previously of Raymond, New Hampshire, has pleaded guilty to two bank robberies.
According to court records and statements in court, Munroe robbed a Northway Bank branch location in Ossipee, NH on March 28, 2016 and a Granite State Credit Union branch location in Seabrook, NH on April 1, 2016. He committed each robbery by passing a demand note to the teller threatening that he had a gun and demanding money. Following each robbery, Munroe fled the scene.
The two bank robberies were part of a larger two-state multi-week crime spree perpetrated by Munroe in March and April 2016. As part of his plea today and to resolve his pending liability in other jurisdictions, Munroe also has admitted to other criminal conduct, including: (1) the March 19, 2016 assault on an individual in his home in Epping, NH; (2) the March 27, 2016 taking of a victim’s Honda Pilot from her possession in Manchester, NH; (3) the March 30, 2016 taking of a victim’s Lexus ES300 from her possession in Tewksbury, MA; (4) the March 31, 2016 attempted taking of a victim’s Toyota Highlander from her possession in Reading, MA; and (5) the April 1, 2016 theft of a Honda CRV while it was parked in Derry, NH. Munroe has been in custody since his arrest by Hancock Police on April 2, 2016.
As part of his plea agreement, Munroe has agreed to pay $1,645 in restitution to Northway Bank and $8,099 in restitution to Granite State Credit Union. He also has agreed to pay restitution to the victims of the uncharged additional criminal conduct detailed above.
A sentencing hearing has been scheduled for October 3, 2017.
This matter was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Manchester Police Department, the Ossipee Police Department, the Seabrook Police Department, the Hancock Police Department, the Tewksbury, MA Police Department, and the Reading, MA Police Department. Assistance was provided by the County Attorney’s Offices for Hillsborough, Carroll, and Rockingham Counties in New Hampshire and the Middlesex County, MA, District Attorney’s Office. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles L. Rombeau.