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Man released from prison, charged with bank robbery

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LEOMINSTER, Mass. (WHDH) - Police in Leominster quickly arrested a man accused of robbing one bank who was supposedly hours away from committing another crime.

Eric Lord faced a judge in Leominster Monday as a fugitive from justice.

Police in New Ipswich, New Hampshire said surveillance images show the 43-year-old robbing a bank just one day after he was released from prison.

“Mr. Lord is in warrant status on a bank robbery charge in the state of New Hampshire,” said Matt Nugent, prosecutor.

Lord was arrested inside a Leominster apartment overnight by state troopers. The man who let him stay there told 7News he had no idea Lord was wanted and then said he confessed to the crime.

“He admitted to the whole thing when they came to the door. He said, ‘I did the whole thing, it was me, it was me, whatever,’” said Daniel Tousignant, knows suspect.

According to court documents, Lord handed the teller a note saying, “I have a gun. $4,000 in 100's to me in 30 seconds or someone get hurt.”

The note was written on a check stub from money that was left in his prison account. The problem was his name was on the other side of the note.

In court, Lord seemed anxious to return to New Hampshire to face the charges.

 “I want to waive everything. I want to waive my extradition. I want to go back to New Hampshire and face my charges,” said Lord, charged with robbery.

Lord is being held on $25,000 cash bail. He's being held until New Hampshire authorities come to Massachusetts to pick him up and bring him back to face bank robbery charges there.

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