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NH man arrested, charged in Martha’s Vineyard bank robbery

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A New Hampshire man is facing multiple charges in connection with a bank robbery on the Massachusetts island of Martha’s Vineyard.Authorities said 39-year-old Omar Johnson, of Canterbury, was arrested after a traffic stop in New Haven, Connecticut, at about 8 p.m. Friday.Johnson is charged with masked armed robbery with a firearm and conspiracy to commit armed robbery with a firearm. Those charges stem from the Nov. 17 robbery of the Rockland Trust bank in the Vineyard Haven community of Tisbury.On Monday, 30-year-old Miquel Anthonio Jones, of Edgartown, was arraigned in Edgartown District Court on one count of accessory after the fact to wit armed robbery in connection with the aforementioned heist. Authorities said three people wearing masks and gloves, and armed with handguns, rushed into the Rockland Trust location on Nov. 17 as employees entered to open the bank for business.According to authorities, the Rockland Trust employees were bound with duct tape and plastic restraints during the robbery. The robbers then fled the area in a vehicle that was stolen from one of the employees. That vehicle was later found near the Manuel F. Correllus State Forest.Investigators said after the employee’s vehicle was abandoned, a dark blue Hyundai Elantra with a missing driver’s side rear tire hubcap left the parking lot where the stolen vehicle was found. Police said that Jones was in possession of the Elantra for several weeks.”During a search warrant execution of the 2007 Hyundai Elantra, which was being operated by Jones, investigators located three $100 bills, two of which displayed sequential serial numbers. One hundred dollar bills were among the denominations stolen during the robbery. Also recovered was one pair of white Nike brand sneakers and dark clothing, which are consistent with surveillance videos and witness statements,” officials said.Jones was held on $300,000 bail, and a probable cause hearing is scheduled for Dec. 16.Johnson is expected to be arraigned Monday in Connecticut.The robbery remains under the investigation of Tisbury police, state police detectives assigned to the Cape & Islands District Attorney’s Office and the FBI. Anyone with information is asked to contact Tisbury police at 508-696-4240.

A New Hampshire man is facing multiple charges in connection with a bank robbery on the Massachusetts island of Martha’s Vineyard.

Authorities said 39-year-old Omar Johnson, of Canterbury, was arrested after a traffic stop in New Haven, Connecticut, at about 8 p.m. Friday.

Johnson is charged with masked armed robbery with a firearm and conspiracy to commit armed robbery with a firearm. Those charges stem from the Nov. 17 robbery of the Rockland Trust bank in the Vineyard Haven community of Tisbury.

On Monday, 30-year-old Miquel Anthonio Jones, of Edgartown, was arraigned in Edgartown District Court on one count of accessory after the fact to wit armed robbery in connection with the aforementioned heist.

Authorities said three people wearing masks and gloves, and armed with handguns, rushed into the Rockland Trust location on Nov. 17 as employees entered to open the bank for business.

According to authorities, the Rockland Trust employees were bound with duct tape and plastic restraints during the robbery. The robbers then fled the area in a vehicle that was stolen from one of the employees. That vehicle was later found near the Manuel F. Correllus State Forest.

Investigators said after the employee’s vehicle was abandoned, a dark blue Hyundai Elantra with a missing driver’s side rear tire hubcap left the parking lot where the stolen vehicle was found. Police said that Jones was in possession of the Elantra for several weeks.

“During a search warrant execution of the 2007 Hyundai Elantra, which was being operated by Jones, investigators located three $100 bills, two of which displayed sequential serial numbers. One hundred dollar bills were among the denominations stolen during the robbery. Also recovered was one pair of white Nike brand sneakers and dark clothing, which are consistent with surveillance videos and witness statements,” officials said.

Jones was held on $300,000 bail, and a probable cause hearing is scheduled for Dec. 16.

Johnson is expected to be arraigned Monday in Connecticut.

The robbery remains under the investigation of Tisbury police, state police detectives assigned to the Cape & Islands District Attorney’s Office and the FBI. Anyone with information is asked to contact Tisbury police at 508-696-4240.