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  • Writer's pictureCaity Koz

Luis Concepcion Sentenced After Robbery and High-Speed Chase Incident

Manchester, NH – John Coughlin, the Hillsborough County Attorney, announces that Luis Concepcion, 52, of Manchester, NH, was sentenced on July 25, 2023 for robbery of a convenience store on Queen City Avenue in Manchester.

Following the robbery on February 4, 2023, Concepcion led Manchester police on a high-speed chase on Cilley Road before crashing the vehicle he was driving. Concepcion committed these crimes while out on bail on another charge. Concepcion pleaded guilty earlier this month to these and unrelated theft charges.

At a contested sentencing hearing, the Hillsborough County Attorney’s Office argued Concepcion should be sentenced to 5 to 10 years in New Hampshire State Prison, followed by an additional 7 ½ to 15 years prison sentence suspended on the condition that Concepcion remain of good behavior for 10 years after his release from prison. The Defense team argued for admission to Drug Court, through which Concepcion could receive community treatment for substance abuse. Superior Court Judge Amy Messer adopted the State’s recommendation. Concepcion’s prison sentence commences immediately.

The Investigation included numerous officers of the Manchester Police Department, including Detectives James Pittman, Eric MacDuff, Ken Brunini, and Officer Eric Cooper. Officers Robert Bifsha and Sean Munnelly identified and pursued the vehicle Concepcion was driving on February 4, which led to the arrest. Probation and Parole Officer Thomas Harrington spoke at the sentencing hearing about challenges in supervising Concepcion if he were to be released. “The positive result in this case highlights our important partnership with local law enforcement to keep a dangerous offender off our streets and ensure community safety,” says County Attorney John Coughlin. The case was prosecuted by Assistant County Attorney Patrick Arnold.

Concepcion was previously convicted of heroin possession with intent to distribute, cocaine distribution, burglary, assault and stalking in Florida. He also previously served several years in prison in Florida before relocating to New Hampshire.

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