Manchester man indicted for robberies

CONCORD – Guillermo Garcia Esquivel, 36, of Manchester, was indicted in federal court for committing six armed robberies, U.S. Attorney Scott Murray said.

The charges resulted from an investigation into a string of armed robberies of convenience stores in Manchester. The defendant is charged with committing six separate armed robberies at various Manchester convenience stores from Jan. 5 to Feb. 24.

The defendant has been ordered detained. A trial date has not yet been scheduled.

“The U.S. Attorney’s Office is committed to working with the Manchester Police Department and all of our law enforcement partners to reduce violent crime,” Murray said.

“I’m very pleased to finally be able to announce we have been working with the U.S. Attorney’s Office regarding the rash of armed robberies in our city,” Manchester Police Chief Carlo Capano said. “Manchester patrol officers and detectives have worked diligently to investigate numerous robberies over several months.”