FBI and Hooksett Police Seek the Public’s Assistance to Identify a New Hampshire Bank Robber Who is Armed and Dangerous
|FBI Boston December 12, 2011|
BOSTON—The FBI’s Boston Division and the Hooksett Police Department, Hooksett, New Hampshire, are seeking the public’s assistance to identify a bank robber who is alleged to have robbed a bank at gunpoint in Hooksett, New Hampshire. The robber is considered armed and dangerous.
On Thursday, October 6, 2011, at approximately 4:55 p.m., five minutes before closing time, the robber entered Bank of America located at 1090 Hooksett Road, Hooksett, New Hampshire. As he approached the tellers, he removed a silver-colored semi-automatic pistol from his backpack, pointed it at the tellers, and demanded money. He directed the tellers to fill his backpack with cash. After receiving money from the tellers, the robber exited the bank and ran north on Hooksett Road.
The alleged robber is a white male in his 20s, medium height and build, with brown hair. His hair was closely-cut and he was clean shaven. During the robbery, he wore white latex gloves, a blue Boston Red Sox baseball hat, sunglasses, a gray Adidas brand sweatshirt, blue sweatpants with white stripes down the sides, and sneakers. He placed the stolen money in a dark-colored back pack.
Given the proximity of the bank to an on-ramp to Interstate I-93, it is possible the alleged robber may not reside in New Hampshire.
Bank surveillance photos captured the following images of the robbery:
To generate tips from the public regarding the identity of the robber, the FBI and Hooksett Police are using both traditional and social media to publicize the robber’s physical characteristics. The robbery was featured on a Boston area television news program on Saturday, December 10, 2011. In partnership with digital billboard companies, a photo of the robber is being displayed for one week on digital billboards in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut starting on December 12, 2011.
The FBI’s 265,000 Twitter followers and 168,000 Facebook friends were notified of the FBI’s effort to identify and locate the robber. They were directed to FBI.gov and FBI social media sites to obtain more information about the robbery. The robbery is featured in this week’s edition of our “Wanted by the FBI” radio podcast. Video of the robbery can be viewed from the FBI’s wanted poster relating to this robbery. The sites can be linked to from here:
- Wanted Poster: http://www.fbi.gov/wanted/unknown/unknown-bank-robber-38/view
- Wanted By the FBI Podcast: http://www.fbi.gov/news/podcasts/wanted
The FBI is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the charging and arrest of this robber. Anyone with information regarding these robberies is asked to call the FBI at either 1-800-CALL FBI or (617) 742-5533 or the Hooksett Police Department at (603) 624-1230.
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