New Hampshire Man Arrested And Charged In Martha’s Vineyard Bank Robbery

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Authorities arrested a 39-year-old New Hampshire man Friday night at a traffic stop in New Haven, Connecticut for allegedly robbing a bank on the Massachusetts island of Martha’s Vineyard.

Omar Johnson of Canterbury is facing multiple charges stemming from the Nov. 17 robbery of the Rockland Trust Bank in the Vineyard Haven community of Tisbury, including masked armed robbery with a firearm and conspiracy to commit armed robbery with a firearm, WCVB-5 reported.(RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: Illegal Migrants Flown To Martha’s Vineyard Were Informed Of Destination, Documents Confirm)

Three people wearing masks and glove and holding handguns entered Rockland Trust while employees were opening the bank for business, authorities said, according to WCVB-5. They allegedly bound the employees with duct tape and plastic restraints and then fled the area in a stolen car later found abandoned by Manuel F. Correlus State Forest.

Someone driving a dark blue 2007 Hyundai Elantra with a missing driver’s side rear tire hubcap also left the parking lot where the abandoned car was. Authorities said 30-year-old Miquel Anthonio Jones of Edgartown, who was arraigned in Edgartown District Court Thursday, had been operating that car for several weeks. WCVB-5 reported.

“During a search warrant execution of the vehicle, which was being operated by Jones, investigators located three $100 bills, two of which displayed sequential serial numbers, officials said, according to WCVB-5. “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.”

Johnson will be arraigned Monday in Connecticut, according to WCVB-5.