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

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Resident Of Manchester Sentenced To 71 Months For Bank Robbery

            CONCORD, N.H. – Ronald Alan Cook, a 45-year-old resident of Manchester, has been sentenced to 71 months in prison for robbing the Bank of New Hampshire at 705 Hooksett Road in Manchester on November 10, 2015, announced United States Attorney Emily Gray Rice.

            To commit the offense, Cook entered the bank and handed a note to a bank teller that stated, “I have a gun!!  Give me all the 100, 50, 20 and 10 now and fast.”  Cook also told the teller, “This is serious give me all your money 50, 100, 20s.”  The teller removed money from her teller drawer and gave it to Cook, who then ran from the bank.  A description of the bank robber was broadcast to Manchester police officers.  An officer saw Cook riding a bicycle near the bank and detained him because he matched the description of the bank robber.   While being questioned by this police officer, Cook admitted that he robbed the bank.

            Cook was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Steven McAuliffe.

            The case was investigated by the Manchester Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  It was prosecuted by AUSA Robert M. Kinsella.


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Updated August 9, 2016