Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Concord downtown Citizens Bank robbed; suspect in custody - Concord Monitor

Police have arrested a man who they believe robbed a downtown bank Tuesday morning.

Concord police Lt. Sean Ford said a man entered the Citizens Bank at One Capital Plaza at 10:07 a.m. and allegedly demanded money from the teller through a note. No weapon was shown, but Ford said the suspect indicated there may have been one “per his note and other indications.” He was given an undisclosed amount of money.

Shortly after taking the robbery call, police received a call from a Main Street Taxi driver who reported having just dropped off a man matching the description on N. State Street. Ford said the description matched surveillance footage from the bank reviewed by police. That led to the arrest of Tyler Mears.

It is common practice for police to alert local taxi companies when they are looking for a suspect, Ford said. Police did not recover a weapon. 

Mears will face one felony count of armed robbery, Ford said. He will be held pending his arraignment in Merrimack County Superior Court on Wednesday at 1 p.m.

The incident is the second robbery to occur at that Citizens Bank location in recent months. 

Police say they had contact with Mears earlier in the day when he was reported sleeping near the Red River Theatres box office at 9:25 a.m., Ford said. Police responded and asked Mears to move.


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