Bail set for TD Bank robbery suspect in Derry
Lucien Goguen, 49, who told police he is homeless, allegedly robbed the bank at 35 Manchester Road on Tuesday morning. After allegedly committing the robbery, police said they captured him in less than 10 minutes as he walked on Scobie Pond Road.
On Tuesday, bank employees said a man entered the bank at about 11:25 a.m. and handed the teller a plastic Hannaford grocery bag and a note inside instructing the teller to put money into the bag, according to police.
After the teller complied, the man took the bag containing an undetermined amount of cash and fled from the bank on foot. He was last seen walking away from the bank and heading west, Derry police Capt. Vern Thomas said.
When questioned, Goguen denied ever being at TD Bank, police said. But after being shown some surveillance photos of the bank robbery that matched Goguen, he confessed to the crime, the affidavit said.
Goguen also allegedly admitted that he had disposed of his clothing and the money in nearby woods and that he wanted a lawyer, the affidavit said.
Following a K-9 search, miscellaneous clothing and a plastic Hannaford bag with money inside was found within approximately 20 feet of the clothing, the affidavit said.
Bail was set at $10,000 cash or surety.
Goguen is next scheduled to appear in court on May 6 for a probable cause hearing, according to court officials. The hearing is scheduled to start at 12:45 p.m.