NH man sentenced to 63 months in federal prison for armed bank robbery
CONCORD — A Nashua man was sentenced to 63 months in federal prison for an armed bank robbery that happened in 2015.
According to court records and statements made in court, around 12 p.m. on June 25, 2015, Daniel Quinn, 48 of Nashua, entered the St. Mary’s Bank in Hudson wearing a black hat, a mask and gloves. He was carrying a knife in his left hand while keeping a brown leather satchel over his left shoulder that hung by his waist on the right side in which it appeared he had a handgun.
Quinn forced all of the patrons and employees, other than those behind the teller counters, to line up against a wall while he robbed one of the tellers using the knife. After getting money from the teller, Quinn took one of the bank employees hostage to make his escape.
Shortly after they left the bank, the hostage was able to get away from Quinn and ran back into the bank unharmed, while Quinn ran in the opposite direction.
The Hudson Police Department responded to the bank within minutes of the robbery, and a police canine quickly picked up Quinn’s scent. Police were led to a residential neighborhood close to the bank where Quinn was found hiding in the side yard of a home.
Quinn was taken into custody without incident, and the leather satchel containing the money from the robbery, along with the knife, the gloves, the mask and other items related to the robbery was found within a few feet of him, partially covered with leaves. Police said a BB gun was also found in the satchel.
In imposing the sentence Friday, United States District Judge Landya B. McCafferty told Quinn that his conduct at the bank that day was an act of terror.
Quinn pleaded guilty on September 13, 2016, and after serving his prison sentence, he will be on supervised release for three years.