Portsmouth police apprehend Bank of America robbery suspect with inter-agency assistance

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PORTSMOUTH –– A man suspected of robbing a Bank of America branch here in September was arrested yesterday, according to Portsmouth police.

Anthony Cicirelli, 39, of Concord, was taken into custody without incident in Dublin, police said.

The arrest followed an extensive investigation involving multiple law enforcement agencies, including the New Hampshire State Police, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Dublin and Concord police departments.

Portsmouth police responded to the Bank of America on Islington Street on Sept. 23 after reports of an armed robbery.

Upon arrival, the suspect had already fled the area, prompting an investigation.

Assisted by K9 Crash, officers found various pieces of evidence at the scene believed to be left behind by the suspect.

Cicirelli is currently being held at the Rockingham County Jail and will be arraigned in Rockingham County Superior Court.

He is charged with one count of robbery.

The Portsmouth Police Department thanked the agencies that assisted in the investigation, noting that specifics about the investigation and arrest are being withheld as the case remains ongoing.

Authorities remind the public that these charges are allegations, and all suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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