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Suspect in 6 bank robberies in 2 states captured

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — A New Hampshire man suspected of robbing six banks in two states since the start of the year has been captured in Massachusetts.

Authorities say 41-year-old Chaka Meredith, of Laconia, was caught Wednesday night in Lawrence.

The FBI earlier Wednesday had offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to Meredith’s arrest.

The FBI says since Jan. 3, Meredith has robbed banks in Boston, Lawrence and Pepperell, Massachusetts, as well as Laconia and Plaistow, New Hampshire.

Authorities say he threatened to use a weapon during a Jan. 3 robbery in Boston’s Jamaica Plain section.

It was not immediately clear when Meredith would appear in court or whether he has retained an attorney.

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