Man charged in Newport bank robbery, apprehended after interstate pursuit

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NEWPORT — Newport Police Chief Travis Bingham announced that a New Hampshire man has been charged in connection with the bank robbery that occurred at Passumpsic Savings Bank this morning.

Barry English, 38, of Nashua, N.H., was arrested and charged with robbery, and assault

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The incident occurred at approximately 9:42 a.m. when Newport Police responded to a report of a robbery at Passumpsic Savings Bank on Gardner Street. The suspect allegedly passed a note to a bank teller demanding large bills and verbally threatened staff with a firearm, although no weapon was brandished. The suspect then fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash in a black BMW sedan with New Hampshire license plates.

Following an investigation, English was identified as a suspect, and police departments across the region were notified to be on the lookout for him.

On Monday afternoon, New Hampshire State Police located the suspect’s vehicle traveling on Interstate 93. English led state police on a pursuit before being stopped and taken into custody in Plymouth, New Hampshire.

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Chief Bingham expressed gratitude to residents and community members who provided information and helpful tips to the department, which aided in identifying the suspect.

The case remains under investigation, and English is expected to face charges in both Vermont and New Hampshire.

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