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Alleged bank robber turns himself in

N.H. man arraigned for Brattleboro robbery

BRATTLEBORO—The man suspected of robbing the People’s United Bank on Main Street last month turned himself in to Brattleboro Police on Sunday night.

Jared R. Fahmy, 22, of Bedford, N.H., was arraigned Monday in Windham Superior Court, Criminal Division, on a felony charge of larceny from a person. Judge Karen Carroll ordered Fahmy held on $25,000 bail.

Brattleboro Det. Lt. Mike Carrier wrote in an email on Monday that it’s rare for suspects in felony cases to turn themselves over to the authorities.

“Cases such as these normally carry a lengthier sentence if found guilty and, therefore, they do not want to be arrested as the possibilities for spending a significant amount of time in prison is greater,“ he wrote.

Suspects involved in misdemeanor crimes with fewer consequences, however, turn themselves in more often, Carrier said.

Carrier could not answer “at this time” whether Fahmy had given a reason for surrendering to BPD, or what happened to the money he stole.

Fahmy allegedly robbed the bank on June 29, at 12:45 p.m.

According to Carrier, the suspect allegedly entered People’s United Bank and handed the clerk a note demanding money. He received an undetermined amount of money from the clerk and left the bank on foot.

Carrier said a warrant was issued for Fahmy’s arrest after probable cause was developed alleging Fahmy was responsible for the robbery.

If Fahmy is found guilty, the charge carries a penalty of a prison sentence of no more than 10 years, a maximum fine $500, or both.

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Jared R. Fahmy.

Originally published in The Commons issue #314 (Wednesday, July 15, 2015). This story appeared on page A1.

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