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N.H. bank robbery suspects wanted in Conn.

Byline: Gerard F. Russell

Four Central Massachusetts men facing bank robbery charges in New Hampshire are also in the sights of Connecticut state police detectives investigating a March 4 bank robbery in Eastford, Conn.

Joshua Robinson, 20, and Elijah Robinson, 19, both of Hubbardston; Adam Fowley of New Braintree, and Christopher Boisvert, 20, whose hometown is not available, are charged in New Hampshire with conspiracy to commit bank robbery, hindering apprehension and aiding in criminal activity in connection with the robbery of a TD Bank branch on Route 202 in Rindge, N.H., in early March.

One of the men has already been charged by Connecticut state police in connection with the Eastford robbery. Adam C. Fowley, 19, of 510 Wine Road, New Braintree, is charged with conspiracy to commit robbery in the third degree, hindering prosecution in the third degree and conspiracy to commit larceny in the third degree, according to police.

Sgt. John Szamocki, who heads the Criminal Investigation Unit for the Eastern District Major Crime Squad of Troop D in Danielson, said Mr. Fowley was charged in connection with a March 4 robbery at New Alliance Bank on County Road in Eastford about 3:10 p.m.

According to witnesses, a white man about 18 to 23 years old handed the bank teller a note demanding money.

The suspect fled with an undisclosed amount of money.

Sgt. Szamocki said Mr. Fowley turned himself in to state police April 30 at the Danielson barracks after an arrest warrant was issued for his involvement in the bank robbery.

He was arraigned on the charges May 3.

Other arrests are expected in the case, Sgt. Szamocki said.

Mr. Fowley's arrest happened after Connecticut state police made a connection with the bank robbery case pending in New Hampshire.

Connecticut state police are continuing their investigation into whether the four Massachusetts suspects robbed the TD Bank in Rindge in early March, Sgt. Szamocki said.

A photo on a law enforcement website, NESPIN, New England State Police Information Network, led to the connection between the New Hampshire and Connecticut robberies, Sgt. Szamocki said.

A Rindge police officer noticed the suspect's photo on NESPIN and made the identification.

According to the website, a confession was obtained for the Eastford robbery. The suspect was identified as Joshua Daniel Robinson.

In an unrelated incident, a sister of one of the suspects is facing charges brought by Spencer police for allegedly faking a robbery during which $9,000 was stolen from a local Cumberland Farms on Jan. 30.

Jessica E. Fowley, 20, of 510 Wine Road, New Braintree, was charged with filing a false crime report after she called 911 and said she had been robbed by a masked man as she was depositing money from the store.

She was also charged with larceny of more than $250 by a single scheme, conspiracy and disturbing the peace.

At the time, police investigated the incident and used police dogs and a helicopter to search for the masked man who Ms. Fowley said had robbed her near Main Street and South Spencer Road.

But police said they later determined that Ms. Fowley had made up the story and conspired with an unknown person to fake the robbery.

Her case is pending in Western Worcester District Court in East Brookfield.
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Date:May 21, 2010
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