Concord, NH – Earlier this morning, Robert Ruggiero, 26 years-of-age, was arrested at Complete Labor in Manchester, NH. Mr. Ruggiero was being sought on a U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire, Warrant for a supervised release violation. Ruggiero was being supervised as a result of being found guilty and sentenced in connection with a bank robbery offense.
Mr. Ruggiero had been featured as the "Fugitive of the Week" on July 3, 2019. This feature was aired on WTPL-FM, WMUR-TV, The Union Leader, The Nashua Telegraph, The Patch, Foster’s Daily Democrat, Manchester Information, the Manchester Ink Link, the Rochester Voice and prominently featured on the internet. The "Fugitive of the Week" continues to be a very successful tool that has resulted in the location and arrest of numerous fugitives since its implementation in 2007. Additionally, the "Fugitive of the Week" is distributed statewide to all law enforcement officers.
As a result of this feature, the U.S. Marshals Service was contacted with information advising Ruggiero was at Complete Labor in Manchester. Members of the New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task force were able to quickly rally and arrest Mr. Ruggiero at Complete Labor before he left.
Ruggiero was transported to the U.S. District Courthouse in Concord, New Hampshire, for processing, and was held pending his initial court appearance later today.
This arrest was made with the cooperative support of several members of the U.S. Marshals – New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force including, members from the Belknap, Hillsborough, Rockingham and Strafford County Sheriff's Offices, the Federal Protective Service, Greenfield Police Department, along with deputy U.S. Marshals.
Since the inception of the New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force in 2002, these partnerships have resulted in over 7,908 arrests (Updated as of 12/16/2019). 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.