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February 15, 2013

Suspect indicted for Londonderry bank robbery

LONDONDERRY — A Nashua man has been indicted on charges he robbed a Londonderry bank in December, fleeing with more than $1,400.

Jason Enwright, 38, of Vine Street was recently indicted by a Rockingham Superior Court grand jury in connection with the heist Dec. 4 at Citizens Bank on Nashua Road.

Enwright, who is being held in the county jail on $50,000 cash bail, was charged with robbery, theft and resisting arrest.

If convicted, Enwright faces three and a half to seven years in state prison on the robbery and theft charges, and up to a year in jail for resisting arrest.

Enwright is charged with walking into the bank at about 4:15 p.m. and passing a teller a note, saying she would not get hurt if she gave him some money — with no dye packs. The teller complied, handing him $1,428.

Enwright took his note back, smiled and left, saying, “Thank you, have a great day,” according to court documents.

A witness told police the suspect jumped into a white sport utility vehicle with heavy front-end damage and no front license plate.

Enwright was arrested less than an hour later after driving his Chevy Tahoe to Cafe Teresa at 103 Nashua Road, less than three-quarters of a mile from the bank, police said. A restaurant employee called police at 4:50 p.m., asking that an unruly customer be removed.

The caller said the man, who appeared to be drunk, said he had just struck a deer with his vehicle in Hudson and needed someone to give him a ride. He also flashed large amounts of money. A police officer who responded noticed that Enwright’s SUV, parked in the restaurant lot, matched the description of the vehicle used in the bank robbery. The officer found Enwright was wanted on a bench warrant for not paying a court fine, according to Londonderry police Lt. Kevin Cavallaro said. Enwright was uncooperative when taken to the Londonderry police station.

He was then taken to Parkland Medical Center, where he spit in the face of Londonderry police Officer Jason Archambault and threatened to kill him. He also threatened to kill a Derry police officer, police said.

Enwright was uncooperative during his arraignment the next day and had to be restrained.

He was initially charged with two counts of criminal threatening and single counts of robbery, simple assault, theft and resisting arrest.

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