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Wolfeboro Man Pleads Guilty To Committing Two Rochester Bank Robberies

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Hampshire

            CONCORD, N.H. – Acting United States Attorney John J. Farley announced that Jake Chiaradonna, of Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, pleaded guilty on Thursday to committing two bank robberies in Rochester, New Hampshire.


            According court records and statements made in court, on October 5, 2016, Chiaradonna entered the Citizens Bank on Milton Road in Rochester, New Hampshire, and handed the teller a note claiming that he had a gun and demanding money. The teller gave Chiaradonna money from the register and Chiaradonna fled the bank. Six days later, on October 11, 2016, Chiaradonna committed a similar robbery at the TD bank on Old Dover Road in Rochester, New Hampshire, handing the teller a note stating “give me your 20’s, 50’s, 100’s I have a gun.”


            Police circulated bank surveillance images to the public, and in response, several individuals contacted law enforcement to identify Chiaradonna as the robber. Police and Deputy U.S. Marshals subsequently located and arrested Chiaradonna at a Wolfeboro area motel.


            A sentencing hearing is scheduled for June 26, 2017.


            The case was investigated by the Rochester Police Department and the Wolfeboro Police Department, with assistance from the U.S. Marshals Service and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Shane Kelbley.




Updated March 17, 2017

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