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N.H. Man Arrested in Merrimack Bank Robbery

  • In this photo from video surveillance provided by the Merrimack, N.H. police department Wednesday Sept. 11, 2013 a man wearing a Barack Obama face mask robs a Bank of America branch n Merrimack, N.H. John Griffin Jr., of Newport, N.H. was arrested and charged with robbing the bank. (AP Photo/ Hand out Merrimack , N.H. Police Department)

    In this photo from video surveillance provided by the Merrimack, N.H. police department Wednesday Sept. 11, 2013 a man wearing a Barack Obama face mask robs a Bank of America branch n Merrimack, N.H. John Griffin Jr., of Newport, N.H. was arrested and charged with robbing the bank. (AP Photo/ Hand out Merrimack , N.H. Police Department)

  • In this photo from video surveillance provided by the Merrimack, N.H. police department Wednesday Sept. 11, 2013 a man wearing a Barack Obama face mask robs a Bank of America branch n Merrimack, N.H. John Griffin Jr., of Newport, N.H. was arrested and charged with robbing the bank. (AP Photo/ Hand out Merrimack , N.H. Police Department)
John Griffin Jr.

John Griffin Jr.

Merrimack, N.H. — Police have made an arrest in a bank robbery in the New Hampshire town of Merrimack.

Authorities say 52-year-old John Griffin of Newport was arrested Wednesday.

He’s accused of robbing the Bank of America branch around 10:30 Wednesday morning. Police say a man wearing a President Obama mask, suit coat and tie demanded money from a teller and then left with an undetermined amount of cash.

Police say they were able to find a man matching the robber’s description coming from behind a business in the area. Authorities say it was determined that the man had robbed the bank and was carrying a loaded handgun. Griffin was arrested without incident.

He was being held on $75,000 bail. It was not immediately known if he was being represented by a lawyer.