Man wanted in connection with multi-state crime spree arrested in NH

The man wanted in connection with a New Hampshire bank robbery and carjackings in Tewksbury and Reading was arrested Saturday in Hancock, New Hampshire, according to police.

Michael Munroe, 32, of Raymond, New Hampshire, was identified by Tewksbury police through surveillance photos after he allegedly stole a woman’s purse and her car Wednesday.

Police also arrested Munroe’s girlfriend, 29-year-old Rebecca Norton, who had two outstanding warrants for her arrest.

According to police, Munroe attempted another carjacking in Reading after stealing a woman’s purse in a Home Goods parking lot Thursday.

Reading’s Police Chief said during the search an officer found a man who fit the Munroe’s description near the Woods End Elementary School. He then ran off into the woods.

According to Seabrook Police, a robbery occurred at the Granite State Credit Union Friday morning. Police said the suspect passed a note to a teller saying he was armed, and then ran out of the building a minute later. Surveillance video caught him on camera:

Friday afternoon, Ossipee, NH, police said they are investigating whether a suspect in a bank robbery that happened on Monday is the same person wanted for the other robbery and carjackings. 

According to Epping police, Munroe was also involved in a robbery on March 19. Police said he broke into a home on Depot Road, and beat up the owner. Munroe then allegedly stole the victim’s money, wallet, and cell phone before fleeing in a car. His accomplice, Samantha Norton, and the driver of the car, Matthew Gelinas, were both arrested.

Police said it took a number of officers to arrest Munroe, who punched a police officer and attempted to steal a cruiser.

Munroe and Norton are being held in a Manchester jail, and the officer who was punched is expected to be OK.

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