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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, August 11, 2017

New Hampshire Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Bank Robberies

           CONCORD, N.H. - Acting U.S. Attorney John J. Farley announced that Michael Giles, 41, was sentenced today to 10 years in federal prison after committing three bank robberies and attempting to rob a fourth bank.

 

           According to documents filed with the court and statements made at today’s sentencing hearing, on November 23, 2016, Giles robbed a TD Bank branch located at 70 Bay Street in Manchester, and on November 27, 2016, he robbed a TD Bank branch at1255 South Willow Street in Manchester. Giles was arrested by the Manchester Police on November 27, 2016, near the bank shortly after the robbery when the motor scooter Giles was riding 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 in Manchester. Images captured by the bank’s surveillance system definitively identified Giles as the robber.

 

           The Manchester Police Department and the Hooksett Police Department led the investigations into the robberies in Manchester and Hooksett. The FBI assisted in the identification and prosecution of Giles. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Don Feith.

 

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Updated August 11, 2017