CONCORD, N.H. – On Monday, United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced the indictment of Guillermo Garcia Esquivel, 36, of Manchester.
The charges resulted from an investigation into a string of six separate armed robberies of convenience stores in Manchester. The alleged armed robberies occurred at various Manchester convenience stores between Jan. 5, 2019 and Feb. 24, 2019.
“I’m very pleased to finally be able to announced that we have been working with the U.S. Attorney’s Office regarding the rash of armed robberies in our city,” said Manchester Police Department Chief Carlo Capano. “Manchester patrol officers and detectives have worked diligently to investigate numerous robberies over several months.”
Along with the Manchester Police Department, the robberies were also investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. This case is part of the ATF’s Project Safe Neighborhoods initiative, which is a federally-funded program intended to reduce gun violence through law enforcement training, public education and aggressive law enforcement efforts to investigate and prosecute gun-related crimes.
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Anna Krasinski.
An indictment is merely an allegation and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.