Suspect in Friday New Ipswich bank robbery arrested early Sunday

NEW IPSWICH – The suspect sought in connection with the Friday, Feb. 22, robbery of the TD Bank branch on Turnpike Road is in custody following his arrest two days later at a Leominster, Mass., home, police said.

Eric Lord, 43, is held without bail in Massachusetts pending extradition to New Hampshire to face charges related to the incident.

New Ipswich police said the department was contacted by the Leominster barracks of Massachusetts State Police around 2:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, and were told Trooper Shawn Murphy had arrested Lord after Murphy developed leads that led to Lord’s location.

The robbery for which Lord is charged took place the afternoon of Friday, Feb. 21, at the Turnpike Road bank. They said panic alarms summoned officers, who were told by employees that a man passed a note to a teller demanding money.

The man said he had a gun, but none was shown during the incident, police said.

The man fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money, they said.

Police said that images from a surveillance video allowed them to identify Lord. He was recently released from prison and was on parole, police added.