CONCORD, N.H. – Ricardo Mejia, 25, a resident of Manchester, New Hampshire, pleaded guilty in the United States District Court to robbing a Manchester branch of the Northway Savings Bank.
According to documents filed in connection with Mejia’s plea, on September 19, 2015, Mejia entered a branch of the bank at 29 Cilley Road, Manchester N.H., wearing a dreadlock-style wig. Approaching the teller counter, Mejia reportedly instructed the teller to “[G]ive me all 100’s, 50’s, 20’s. I have a gun. Don’t give me any tainted money or I’ll come back and shoot you.” (Mejia did not display a gun.) The teller handed over cash in the requested denominations, and Mejia fled with the cash.
The court will determine Mejia’s sentence after it reviews a presentence investigation report prepared by the United States Probation & Pretrial Services Office. He will be sentenced on October 13, 2016. Mejia has been in custody since his arrest on related state charges and will remain in custody pending sentencing.
This case was investigated by the Manchester Police Department with the assistance of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Bill Morse.