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

Friday, July 17, 2015

Somersworth Man Pleads Guilty To Bank Robbery

          CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE:  Todd Elliott, 22, of Somersworth, New Hampshire, appeared in United States District Court today and entered a guilty plea to one count of bank robbery announced Acting United States Attorney Donald Feith.

          Elliott walked into a Citizens Bank in Somersworth, New Hampshire, on November 10, 2014 and gave the teller a note demanding money.  The teller gave Elliott a quantity of United States currency as well as a dye pack resembling a stack of bills.  As Elliott ran from the bank, the dye pack exploded which led to his apprehension shortly thereafter.  Elliott – who faces a maximum sentence of twenty years in prison and criminal fines of up to $250,000 – will be detained pending sentencing, which is presently scheduled for November 13, 2015.

          “The successful resolution of this bank robbery is due to the great investigative work of the Somersworth Police and the assistance of the Federal Bureau of Investigation,” stated Acting United States Attorney Donald Feith.  “Bank robbery, even an unarmed bank robbery, is an inherently dangerous crime that causes great turmoil to its victims.  We will continue to work with our state and local partners to vigorously prosecute these dangerous crimes.”

          This case was investigated by the Somersworth Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Georgiana Konesky.

Updated July 17, 2015