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For Immediate Release

Contact:
April 14, 2021 Jeffrey White, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal
District of New Hampshire (603) 387-6308;
U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
Recently Released Bank Robber on the Run Arrested by U.S. Marshals in Arizona

Concord, NH – The United States Marshals Service is pleased to announce the safe arrest of fugitive Matthew Gangi. Gangi, 66 years-of-age, was last known to reside in Pittsfield, NH. Mr. Gangi was just released from the U.S. Bureau of Prisons on March 23, 2021 after serving a 96-month prison sentence for a bank robbery. Gangi was to serve a three-year period of supervised release in NH upon his release from prison. Unfortunately, Mr Gangi was almost immediately found to be in violation of his supervised release after he was alleged to have stolen a vehicle in Lawrence, Mass on March 31st.

Due to the serious nature of Mr. Gangi’s criminal history and how rapidly he was in violation, the U.S. Marshals made this case a very high priority. The U.S. Marshals were able to determine that Gangi fled New England in the stolen vehicle to the southern United States. This information was shared with the U.S. Marshals offices from Texas to California.

On April 12th, it was learned that Mr Gangi allegedly robbed the Arizona Bank & Trust in Phoenix, AZ. As a result of this robbery, the U.S. Marshals in Arizona intensified their search and located the stolen vehicle that Gangi was last known to be driving in a motel parking lot in Tucson, AZ. After a short period of surveillance Gangi left the motel and was stopped and arrested without incident.

Mr Gangi is being held at the Central Arizona Detention Center pending his initial court appearance at US District Court in Tucson in reference to his New Hampshire supervised release violation. This hearing will be a warrant of removal hearing to decide if he will be returned to NH. An additional federal bank robbery charge against Gangi is currently pending at the U.S. District Court in Phoenix, where he will also be arraigned in the near future.

U.S. Marshal for the District of Arizona, David Gonzales said “The arrest of Gangi is a perfect example of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies throughout the country working together for a common goal.”

District of New Hampshire, US Marshal, Nick Willard said, “The network of U.S. Marshals and their fugitive task forces spans across the entire United States and around the globe.” Willard continued, “It was only a matter of time before Mr. Gangi would be caught and back in jail where he belongs.”

Since the inception of the U.S. Marshals - New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force in 2002, these partnerships have resulted in over 8,218 arrests (Updated as of 12/16/2020). These arrests have ranged in seriousness from murder, assault, unregistered sex offenders, probation and parole violations and numerous other serious offenses. Nationally the United States Marshals Service fugitive programs are carried out with local law enforcement in 94 district offices, 85 local fugitive task forces, 8 regional task forces, as well as a growing network of offices in foreign countries.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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