Man robbed woman at drive-thru ATM in Nashua, threatened to shoot her, police say

NASHUA – A man approached a woman at a drive-thru bank ATM, grabbed the driver’s arm and threatened to shoot her if she didn’t withdraw money and give it to him, police said.

The suspect fled on foot and was arrested a short time later.

Police arrested Eric Williams, 36, of 114 Pine St. The robbery occurred about 7:30 a.m. Monday at the Citizens Bank on Main Street.

Williams was arrested by police prosecutors. A description of the suspect was broadcast immediately and the Nashua Police Department prosecutors, on their way to court, recognized and stopped Williams. The bank’s drive-thru is almost directly across Spring Street from the district and superior courthouse.

Williams didn’t display a firearm, and none was found on him at the time of his arrest, police said.

Williams is charged with robbery, a Class A felony, and resisting arrest or detention, a Class A misdemeanor.

A Class A felony is punishable by up to 15 years in state prison plus fines. A Class A misdemeanor is punishable by up to one year in county jail plus fines.

Williams was held on $25,000 bail and was scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday.

– PATRICK MEIGHAN