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Man pleads guilty to armed robbery spree

November 20, 2019

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A Manchester, New Hampshire, man has pleaded guilty to robbing six convenience stores in seven weeks earlier this year.

The U.S. attorney’s office says 36-year-old Guillermo Garcia Esquivel pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday. He was accused of using what appeared to be a black handgun to commit the six armed robberies in Manchester between Jan. 5 and Feb. 24, stealing in excess of $5,000.

The case was part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, a federally-funded program intended to reduce gun violence.

Esquivel is scheduled to be sentenced March 12.