Joseph Solomon, Chief of Police
Quinn Public Safety Building
90 Hampshire St.
Methuen, MA 01844
For Immediate Release
Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Methuen Police Identify, Charge Bank Robbery Suspect
METHUEN — Mayor Stephen Zanni and Chief Joseph Solomon report that the Methuen Police Department identified and charged the man who allegedly robbed Santander Bank yesterday afternoon.
MARTIN HANSEN, AGE 55, OF RAYMOND, N.H. was arrested and charged with:
- Unarmed Robbery
- Larceny Over $250
On Wednesday, Dec. 28, at 12:10 p.m., Methuen Police responded to Santander Bank, 125 Merrimack St., on a report that the bank had been robbed.
Upon arrival, officers learned that the suspect passed a note to the teller and fled with an undetermined amount of cash in an older model blue Dodge Intrepid. The suspect did not show a weapon.
The suspect was described as an older white male, approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing about 170 pounds. He was last seen wearing a white shirt, gray plaid jacket, jeans, dark sneakers and a black Giants baseball cap.
Through the public’s assistance, Methuen Police were able to identify the suspect as HANSEN, who later turned himself in to the Salem, N.H. Police Department.
HANSEN is currently in custody at the Salem, N.H. Police Department as a fugitive from justice. He will be arraigned in Massachusetts at a later date for his alleged involvement in the Methuen Santander Bank robbery.
“Thank you to our counterparts in N.H. for their assistance with this case,” Chief Solomon said. “We’re glad that the suspect willingly turned himself in and we were able to resolve this matter without incident.”