Alleged Manchester bank robber arrested in Mass.

The probable cause hearing for accused bank robbery suspect Joel Gordon was waived to Superior Court on Thursday, July 12. The hearing comes after Joel Gordon’s arrest June 23 in Andover, Mass., at the Andover Inn.

“The Manchester Police Department had an ongoing investigation. They provided the necessary information to make the arrest,” said an official spokesperson from the Andover Police Department. Andover Police Department officials also confirmed that an outside SWAT team was called in to make the arrest on the charge of Gordon being a fugitive from justice.

On June 26, Gordon was arraigned on bank robbery charges in Lawrence (Mass.) District Court. Gordon was held in Middleton, Mass., without bail. He then was extradited to New Hampshire to face two bank robbery charges – one for a robbery June 20 at the Digital Credit Union on South Willow Street, Manchester, and the other for a robbery June 11 at TD Bank on South Main Street, Manchester.

Investigators reviewed bank surveillance tapes and identified the suspect as Gordon. Gordon now will face charges in Superior Court. Pamela Phelan from the Manchester Public Defenders is Gordon’s attorney.

Katelyn Dobbs can be reached at 594-6549 or kdobbs@nashuatelegraph.com.