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PD: Man Called in Bomb Threat, Robbed Multiple Stores

Ronald Szettella, 43, turned himself in to police Wednesday following months of police investigation

Ronald Szettella
Pelham Police

Police in Pelham, New Hampshire, say they have arrested a man accused of calling in a bomb threat to an elementary school and robbing multiple stores over the course of two years.

Ronald Szettella, 43, turned himself in to police Wednesday following years of police investigation.

Police say on Sept. 26, 2013, Szettella called in a bomb threat to the Pelham Elementary School. No one was hurt in the incident and no bomb was found.

The phone call was traced to a pay phone in Lowell, Massachusetts. Video footage of Szetella was also obtained.

Police say on Sept. 13, 2014, Szettella robbed the Gage Hill Farms Convenience Store at gunpoint.

Szettella allegedly robbed the store for a second time at gunpoint on Sept. 28, 2015.

Police say they were able to link Szettella to all of the crimes, including two additional armed robberies in Salem, New Hampshire, over the past year.

Szettella is expected to appear via video arraignment Thursday morning.

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