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)
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.