NH Man Accused of Robbery While Wearing Obama Mask

A suspect, identified as Ronald Szettella, reportedly robbed a Dunkin’ Donuts in Salem, N.H., while wearing a Barack Obama mask.
Salem, N.H., Police Department via CBS Boston 

A New Hampshire man is facing charges for a school threat and multiple robberies, including one in which he allegedly wore a Barack Obama mask, CBS Boston reports.

Ronald Szettella, 43, was arrested Wednesday and charged with two counts of armed robbery and one count of criminal threatening, the news station notes, after having kept "the Pelham [N.H.] Police Department's Criminal Bureau busy for the past three years."


Back in September 2013, Szettella called in a bomb threat to Pelham Elementary School, police claim. A year later, in September 2014, he allegedly robbed Gage Hill Farms Convenience Store at gunpoint before robbing the store again a year later in September 2015. 

Szettella has also been linked to two armed robberies in Salem, N.H., including the holdup of a Dunkin' Donuts, at which time he reportedly wore the Obama mask. 

Authorities carrying out a search warrant at his home found a BB gun that they believe was used in the robberies. The mask was not recovered.


Read more at CBS Boston.

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