Manchester Man Sentenced to 10 Years on Bank Robbery Charge
CONCORD, NH—Matthew Ireland, 36, of Manchester, New Hampshire, was sentenced today in the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire on one count of bank robbery announced Acting United States Attorney Donald Feith. The Court imposed a term of 120 months’ imprisonment, three years of supervised release, and full restitution to the victim.
Ireland walked into a TD Bank in Manchester, New Hampshire, on January 31, 2015 wearing a black ski mask, a hood, sunglasses, and dark clothing. He demanded money from two tellers and made off with more than $4,000 in stolen funds.
Ireland was apprehended the same day near the Manchester/Bedford town line. When Manchester and Bedford Police attempted to initiate a traffic stop of Ireland’s vehicle, he led them on a brief chase. After crashing his car into a median, he fled on foot but surrendered shortly thereafter, dropping to his knees, reaching into his pockets, and throwing a large sum of cash into the road. Manchester Police recovered most of the stolen money and found clothing consistent with that worn during the robbery in Ireland’s vehicle.
This case was investigated by the Manchester Police Department, the Bedford Police Department, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Georgiana L. Konesky.