Bank Robberies, Car Thefts and Assaults Oh, My! NH Man Gets NH Man Gets 11 Years in Prison
NASHUA — A man has been sentenced to over a decade in prison for his role in multiple bank robberies and other crimes in 2016.
Acting U.S. Attorney John J. Farley announced Thursday that Michael Munroe, a.k.a. Michael Monroe, 34, previously of Raymond, was sentenced in federal court to 11 years in prison for his role in two bank robberies and other criminal conduct during a 2016 crime spree.
According to court documents and statements made in court, Munroe robbed a Northway Bank branch location in Ossipee on March 28, 2016, and a Granite State Credit Union branch location in Seabrook on April 1, 2016.
He committed each robbery by passing a note to the teller threatening that he had a gun and demanding money. However, there was no evidence that Munroe was actually armed at the time of each robbery.
The two bank robberies, to which Munroe pleaded guilty in June 2017, were part of a larger well-publicized two-state multi-week crime spree perpetrated by Munroe in March and April 2016.
As part of his federal plea agreement, Munroe also admitted to other criminal conduct, including the March 19, 2016, assault on an individual in his home in Epping, the March 27, 2016, taking of a victim’s Honda Pilot from her possession in Manchester, the March 30, 2016, taking of a victim’s Lexus ES300 from her possession in Tewksbury, Massachusetts, the March 31, 2016, attempted theft of a victim’s Toyota Highlander from her possession in Reading, Massachusetts; and the April 1, 2016, theft of a Honda CRV while it was parked in Derry.
Munroe has been in custody since his arrest by Hancock police on April 2, 2016. He previously pleaded guilty, and will serve three years of supervised release following completion of his sentence. The court additionally ordered Munroe to pay restitution to the banks and other victims, totaling $14,856.63.
“The United States Attorney’s Office is committed to working with our federal, state, and local law enforcement partners to combat violent crime,” Farley said. “The robberies and other violent acts committed by this defendant cannot be tolerated."