On New Year's Eve, a man walked into a bank 50 miles south of Rochester and gave the teller a note. On the note, it said the man had a bomb and a gun and that he wanted cash.
A few days ago, a Kingston man, 25, and Londonderry woman, 24, were arrested for allegedly assisting in the armed robbery. The two were taken into custody without incident at a Salisbury, Massachusetts, motel after police conducted random license plate checks there.
The third suspect in the case -- the 27-year-old man who allegedly gave the teller the note -- had been arrested within 48 hours of the Haverhill TD Bank robbery.
The newspaper account we read of the arrests did not describe the manner in which the couple allegedly served as accomplices in the incident. However, police did note that a car used in the robbery was found in the motel parking lot.
In addition to pending robbery accusations, the couple was arraigned on charges that they received stolen property worth more than $250. Police officers reported finding gold jewelry in the couple's motel room; jewelry thought to have been taken during a Derry break-in.
Police claim the 27-year-old walked into the bank, behaving as a customer, before handing a teller a note claiming he had a bomb and that he should be given cash.
He left on foot after being given $860.
He's accused of armed robbery and making a bomb threat.
All three suspects face a potential penalty of life in prison if convicted on the armed robbery charges. The bomb threat charge carries a possible 20-year prison sentence.
Before discussing any evidence or accusations with prosecutors, the defendants should speak with a criminal defense attorney who will protect their rights and interests.
Source: Eagle-Tribune, "N.H. couple arrested at beach motel," Dave Rogers, Jan. 15, 2014