A New Hampshire man who admitted to committing an armed bank robbery in Taunton in 2020 has been sentenced to 4-to-6 years in state prison.

The Bristol County District Attorney's office says 37-year old Adam Howard pleaded guilty on January 29th in Fall River Superior Court. He was sentenced last week.

The bank robbery happened in January 2020 at a Santander Bank on Broadway St.. The robber handed the female teller a note demanding money and claiming he had a gun. The teller complied and the suspect fled with $755.

After surveillance-video was posted on social media, tips from the public helped police identify the suspect. Howard was found to be staying with a relative in Taunton.

D-A Thomas Quinn says Howard has a long history of committing crimes and has a prior robbery conviction. Quinn called the defendant "a danger to the community" and said the public needs to be protected from him.

 

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