According to the indictment, statements made in court, and other public records in the case, on September 28, 2015, Caruso robbed a Bank of America branch location at 1000 South Willow Street, Manchester, New Hampshire. Although not actually armed, Caruso disguised himself with a hat, sunglasses, and tape on his nose and approached the teller with a demand note stating “I gotta gun, no die packs, money now, don’t play with me.” The teller complied, providing Caruso approximately $3,411 in bank funds. Caruso then fled the bank, discarding his disguise and retrieving his parked vehicle from a nearby location. Law enforcement was able to identify Caruso from bank and other surveillance with the assistance of several civilian resources. He was arrested about ten days later in Connecticut. A federal indictment charging Caruso with bank robbery in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2113(a), was returned on December 16, 2015, and Caruso pleaded guilty on February 3, 2016.
The case was investigated by the Manchester Police Department with assistance from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles L. Rombeau.