For Immediate Release
Monday, June 17, 2019
, United States Attorney
Scott W. Murray
Contact: Dena Blanco
Manchester Man Indicted on Armed Robbery Charges
Boston Field Division
CONCORD – Guillermo Garcia Esquivel, 36, of Manchester, was indicted in federal court for committing six armed robberies, United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced today.
The charges resulted from an investigation into a string of armed robberies of convenience stores in Manchester, New Hampshire. The defendant is charged with committing six separate armed robberies at various Manchester convenience stores between January 5, 2019, and February 24, 2019.
The defendant has been ordered detained. A trial date has not yet been scheduled.
“The U.S. Attorney’s Office is committed to working with the Manchester Police Department and all of our law enforcement partners to reduce violent crime,” said U.S. Attorney Murray. “I’m very pleased to finally be able to announce we have been working with the US Attorney’s Office regarding the rash of armed robberies in our city,” Manchester Police Chief Carlo Capano said. "Manchester Patrol Officers and Detectives have worked diligently to investigate numerous robberies over several months. As an agency, it is frustrating to initially withhold information, but there is a risk of compromising an investigation. Our goal is to always put solid cases together that result in successful prosecutions. We will always do everything we possibly can to keep our community safe.”
This matter was investigated by the Manchester Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Anna Krasinski.
The case is part of ATF’s Project Safe Neighborhoods initiative, which is a federally-funded program intended to reduce gun violence through law enforcement training, public education, and aggressive law enforcement efforts to investigate and prosecute gun-related crimes.
An indictment is merely an allegation and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.