CONCORD, N.H. - A Wolfeboro man pleaded guilty on Thursday to robbing two Rochester banks in October.
Jake Chiaradonna entered the Citizens Bank inside the Milton Road Hannaford on October 5, handing the teller a note claiming that he had a gun and demanding money. After the teller gave Chiaradonna money from the register, he fled, according to court records.
Then on Oct. 11, Chiaradonna robbed the TD bank on Old Dover Road, again handing the teller a note stating "give me your 20's, 50's, 100's I have a gun."
Police circulated bank surveillance images to the public, with several individuals responding to help law enforcement identify Chiaradonna as the robber. Police and deputy U.S. Marshals subsequently located and arrested Chiaradonna at a Wolfeboro area motel.
Sentencing is scheduled for June 26.
The case was investigated by the Rochester Police Department and the Wolfeboro Police Department with assistance from the U.S. Marshals Service and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Shane Kelbley.