Alleged bank robber says, ‘I give up,’ after police catch him in I-93 dragnet

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Brian Christoffels

MANCHESTER, NH – Brian Christoffels, 35, of 453 Second St., Manchester, was arrested on Oct. 10, charged with robbing a bank that was just a brisk walk from his Manchester residence. He surrendered to police a short time later, after he was pulled over during a dragnet at Exit 4 on I-93 south, and told police, “I give up.”

The Manchester Police Department responded to TD Bank at 293 S Main St. for a reported panic alarm at 1:11 p.m. on October 10, 2016. Responding units quickly learned that the branch had been robbed by a lone male who passed a demand note to a teller – no weapon was shown. Bank surveillance captured a photograph of the suspect, pictured at right.

TD Bank surveillance photo.
TD Bank surveillance photo.

Subsequent information revealed that the suspect was possibly exiting Route 93 in Londonderry at Route 102 (Exit #4). New Hampshire State Police, Londonderry Police Department, and Manchester Officers were able to stop traffic on the off ramp and all three agencies began checking vehicles for the suspect depicted in the photograph above.

Officer Matthew Brown approached NH a 2007 Toyota Tundr, with a white male driver who appeared to match the description of the robbery suspect. When Officer Brown approached the vehicle the driver, Christoffels said, “I give up.” Christoffels was taken into custody and has been charged with robbery.


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