NH man arrested, charged with bank robbery on Martha’s Vineyard

A New Hampshire man faces multiple charges in connection with a bank robbery on Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts. Authorities said Omar Johnson, 39, of Canterbury, was arrested around 8 a.m. following a traffic stop in New Haven, Connecticut on Friday. Johnson is charged with masked armed robbery with a firearm and conspiracy to commit armed robbery with a firearm. These charges stem from the robbery of the Rockland Trust bank in the community of Vineyard Haven in Tisbury on November 17 Fact, namely armed robbery in connection with the above robbery.* The video in the player above is from the day Jones appeared in court . Authorities said three people wearing masks and gloves and armed with handguns burst into the Rockland Trust site Nov. 17 as staff entered to open the bank for business. According to authorities, Rockland Trust employees were handcuffed with duct tape and plastic restraints during the robbery. The thieves then fled in a vehicle that had been stolen from an employee. This vehicle was later found near the Manuel F. Correllus State Forest. Investigators said after the employee’s vehicle was abandoned, a dark blue Hyundai Elantra with a missing driver’s side hubcap exited the parking lot where the stolen vehicle was found. Police said Jones had owned the Elantra for several weeks. “While executing a search warrant on the 2007 Hyundai Elantra operated by Jones, investigators found three $100 bills, two of which bore consecutive serial numbers. One hundred dollar bills were among the denominations stolen during the robbery. Also recovered was a pair of white Nike sneakers and dark clothing consistent with surveillance video and witness testimony,” officials said is scheduled for December 16. Authorities have not specified when Johnson is due to appear in court. The robbery remains under investigation by the Tisbury Police Department, state police detectives assigned to the Cape & Islands Attorney’s Office and the FBI. Anyone with information is asked to contact Tisbury Police Department at 508-696-4240.

A New Hampshire man faces multiple charges in connection with a bank robbery on Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts.

Authorities said Omar Johnson, 39, of Canterbury, was arrested around 8 p.m. Friday following a traffic stop in New Haven, Connecticut.

Johnson is charged with masked armed robbery with a firearm and conspiracy to commit armed robbery with a firearm. These allegations stem from the November 17 robbery of the Rockland Trust Bank in the Vineyard Haven community of Tisbury.

On Monday, 30-year-old Miquel Anthonio Jones of Edgartown was charged in Edgartown District Court with assisting in an armed robbery in connection with the aforementioned robbery.

*The video in the player above is from the day Jones appeared in court.

Authorities said three people wearing masks and gloves and armed with handguns stormed into the Rockland Trust site on November 17 as staff entered to open the bank for business.

According to authorities, Rockland Trust employees were handcuffed with duct tape and plastic restraints during the robbery. The thieves then fled in a vehicle that had been stolen from an employee. This vehicle was later found near the Manuel F. Correllus State Forest.

Investigators said after the employee’s vehicle was abandoned, a dark blue Hyundai Elantra with a missing driver’s side hubcap exited the parking lot where the stolen vehicle was found. Police said Jones had possession of the Elantra for several weeks.

“While executing a search warrant on the 2007 Hyundai Elantra operated by Jones, investigators found three $100 bills, two of which bore consecutive serial numbers. Among the denominations stolen during the robbery were hundred-dollar bills. One was also seized, a pair of white Nike sneakers and dark clothing consistent with surveillance video and witness testimony,” officials said.

Jones was being held on $300,000 bail and a probable cause hearing is scheduled for December 16.

Authorities did not specify when Johnson is due to appear in court.

The robbery remains under investigation by the Tisbury Police Department, state police detectives assigned to the Cape & Islands Attorney’s Office and the FBI. Anyone with information is asked to contact Tisbury Police Department at 508-696-4240.

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