Newport bank robbery suspect caught in New Hampshire

Posted April 15, 2010, at 12:58 p.m.

DOVER, N.H. — A man who police say robbed a TD Bank branch in Newport has been arrested in New Hampshire, but not before he allegedly brought his bank robbery total over the past few weeks to five.

Bo H. Rodden, 19, of Berwick, was arrested late last night in Dover, N.H., according to Newport Police Department Lt. Randy Wing. Rodden is being held at Strafford County Jail on $200,000 bail, said a jail booking officer on Thursday. If Rodden makes bail, he will be required to wear a tracking device so authorities will always know where he is.

Rodden allegedly entered the Newport TD Bank just after it opened March 31 and passed a note to a teller that demanded cash. Rodden fled the scene, possibly in a red sedan seen by a witness, and has been sought by police ever since.

Wing said the investigation accelerated Friday with information provided by an agent for the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency. Wing, with assistance from the Maine State Police, spent most of Tuesday investigating the case in southern Maine and New Hampshire.

Rodden, who allegedly robbed two banks in Maine and New Hampshire on Tuesday, was arrested late Wednesday night by officers from the Dover, N.H. Police Department.

Rodden is being held on a drug charge and two counts of robbery.

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