New Ipswich: Bank robbery suspect arrested in Leominster

NEW IPSWICH — The suspect in Friday's robbery of the TD Bank North in New Ipswich was arrested Sunday morning by Massachusetts State Police. In a press release issued Friday evening, New Ipswich Lt. Sean Cavanaugh stated Eric Lord — who was recently released from N.H. State Prison — was identified via security camera pictures as the suspect in Friday's robbery. Lord allegedly told tellers he had a gun and requested money, escaping with an undisclosed amount. Massachusetts State Police were able to locate Lord at a Leominster, Mass. residence and arrested him without incident at around 2 a.m. Sunday morning, according to a press release. Lord is being held without bail as he awaits extradition to New Hampshire.

About the incident, Cavanaugh wrote, “ approximately 1350 hours the New Ipswich Police Department was dispatched to the TD Bank at 564 Turnpike Rd. in New Ipswich for a multiple panic alarms. When officers arrived on the scene they were advised that a white male went out the door and ran to the left in a westerly direction. The bank teller stated that she was contacted by a white male who walked up to her window and passed her a handwritten note. The note stated he had a gun and requested money; no gun was shown.”

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