Man sentenced to serve more than 6 years for 2018 Citizens Bank robbery

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CONCORD, NH —  Michael MacDonald, 29, of Manchester, was sentenced to 78 months for bank robbery on Thursday in U.S. District Court.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on May 31, 2018, MacDonald entered the Citizens Bank in the Hannaford Market on John E. Devine Drive, in Manchester, and gave the teller a note demanding money.

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The teller gave MacDonald a quantity of cash.  Surveillance footage was obtained and reviewed, and an officer from Manchester Police Department recognized the robber as MacDonald.  After confirming that the robber was MacDonald, an arrest warrant was issued and MacDonald was taken into custody by the Manchester Police Department.

MacDonald previously pleaded guilty on January 7, 2019.

 “Bank robberies are violent crimes that jeopardize the safety of the public,” said U.S. Attorney Scott W. Murray.  “In order to protect the citizens of the Granite State, we work closely with our law enforcement partners to identify and prosecute those who commit violent crimes in New Hampshire.  I am grateful for the efforts of the Manchester Police Department, which led to the arrest and conviction of this individual.”

This matter was investigated by the Manchester Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Helen White Fitzgibbon.