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Goffstown man held in Triangle Credit Union robbery, burglaries

MANCHESTER — A Goffstown man, arrested for robbing Triangle Credit Union Tuesday, also is charged with burglarizing the Midas muffler shop on South Willow Street and stealing two vehicles.

Joseph Reynolds, 31, of 45 Larch St., also is facing burglary and theft charges in connection with a break-in and theft of a rifle Monday in Bow, and investigators in neighboring towns are trying to determine if he is responsible for additional crimes in their communities.

Reynolds' choice of transportation in the series of crimes was an SUV and two trucks, vehicles he allegedly stole — one in Bow and two others in Manchester.

He is also charged with felony reckless conduct and misdemeanor conduct after an accident in connection with a police pursuit around noon Friday in Manchester during which he deliberately struck a police vehicle and failed to stop for police vehicles with signals activated.  He later abandoned his vehicle near the Goffstown line, fleeing into Goffstown, police said.

He was arrested Wednesday night at the Econo Lodge Hotel, 75 W. Hancock St.

Police said he was the man who Tuesday afternoon entered Triangle Credit Union, 1030 Candia Road, and handed a teller a note demanding money. No weapon was shown. The robber fled in a black Toyota pickup truck with a cap on the bed.

Detectives identified Reynolds as the suspect and located him Wednesday evening in a third-floor room at the Econo Lodge. He was arrested without incident by members of the Manchester police SWAT team after a brief standoff.

In the hotel's parking lot, police recovered a Ryder truck Reynolds allegedly stole earlier in the day from Pine State Trucking on Holt Avenue. Inside the truck was a rifle that was stolen in the Bow burglary.

Abandoned at the Holt Avenue location was a black Toyota pickup truck that police said Reynolds stole during a burglary, reported Tuesday morning, at the Midas muffler shop on South Willow Street.

Police believe Reynolds was driving the stolen Toyota at the time of the credit union robbery.

While investigating the Midas burglary, police also recovered a 1999 Range Rover, stolen Monday in Bow, that was abandoned in the lot at the 99 Restaurant. Detectives believe Reynolds drove the Range Rover to the muffler shop and then abandoned it.

In Manchester, Reynolds is charged with robbery; two counts of receiving stolen property related to the recovered Ryder truck and rifle; burglary and theft related to the Midas break-in and stolen vehicle. He also is charged with being a felon in possession of a deadly weapon due to past drug and burglary convictions.

Additionally, he was arrested on warrants obtained by Bow police in connection with the burglary.

Police said Goffstown also has warrants for Reynolds.

A police prosecutor sought $100,000 cash/surety bail for Reynolds, describing him as a danger to himself as well as the community.  Reynolds did not request a bail reduction.  A probable cause hearing on the felony charges was set for Dec, 18, when there will also be a status hearing on the misdemeanor.

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