Jun 2, 2016 10:05 PM

Hollis man will face charges in Hudson and Londonderry linked to pursuit and bank robbery


A 19-year-old Hollis man, who was a suspect in a Londonderry bank robbery, was arrested by Hudson and Pelham police Thursday night on felony level reckless conduct and disobeying a police officer after a vehicle pursuit.

Londonderry Police Department Det. Chris Olson said Michael Pattelena, 19, of Hollis is at the Hillsborough County House of Corrections on Valley Street in Manchester and will be arraigned via video Friday for the charges in Hudson.

Afterwards, Olson said, Pattelena will face formal charges in Derry District Court Friday in the 6 p.m. Thursday robbery of the Citizens Bank on Nashua Road.

Police circulated surveillance photograph of the suspect in the bank wearing a white T-shirt, sunglasses, and passing a note to a teller. "We had a citizen see the photo of him on social media. She noticed some suspicious activity on West Road in Londonderry,” said Olson.

The man appeared to be discarding some clothing in a trash bin, said Olson, which turned out to be a white T-shirt, a pair of sneakers, and a note they suspect was the one the suspect passed to bank tellers.

The woman who saw the activity was able to provide police with a vehicle description, which Londonderry Police passed on to other area departments. Olson said Hudson Police located the vehicle in their town.

In a statement released by Hudson Police Thursday night, Lt. Tad Dionne said Hudson Police Officer Nathan Glowacki observed a vehicle matching the description on Route 111 in town around 6:45 p.m. Glowacki attempted to stop the vehicle but it fled the area.

The vehicle traveled throughout town according to the report and eventually it went on to Kimball Hill Road into Pelham.

Police determined the car, a 2002 Volvo, stopped due to mechanical issues. Olson said the car was registered to a family member. It has been impounded and police are working to secure a search warrant for the vehicle.

“We do have a note that was found in some of the discarded property,” said Olson, who said he anticipates an arrest being made formally Friday.


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