N.H man disguised as tree robs bank

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MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) – A weekend bank robbery involved multiple branches – of the leafy variety.

According to police, a man with tree branches duct-taped to his head and torso walked into a Citizens Bank just as it opened Saturday morning and demanded cash from a teller. Police said the disguise was the most bizarre they’d ever seen.

“He really went out on a limb,” Sgt. Ernie Goodno said Sunday. The robber, who showed no weapon, fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. Though the branches and leaves obscured much of the man’s face, someone who saw images from the bank’s security camera recognized the robber and called police.

James Coldwell, 49, of Manchester, was arrested at his home early Sunday morning. He was expected to be arraigned today.

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