Robbery Suspect Agrees to Seek Heroin Addiction Treatment

A Derry woman charged with four robberies earlier this spring is free on personal recognizance bail after agreeing to find a residential treatment facility for her heroin addiction.
Rochelle Richards, 23, had her bail changed last week by Superior Court Judge Marguerite Wageling, contingent on Richards’ receiving treatment for her drug addiction.
Richards has been charged with attempting to rob the Londonderry Subway shop on April 9; robbing the East Derry General Store on April 7; and robbing the D’Angelo’s sub shop in Manchester on April 3 and the Candia Road Convenience Store on April 9. She was indicted last month in Superior Court for the Londonderry attempted robbery. In court appearances, she said she was addicted to heroin.
In an April 11 appearance at 10th Circuit Court in Derry, she cited her addiction and pleaded for a lower bail. Judge John Coughlin refused, keeping the bail at $50,000 cash.
Wageling assigned bail at $50,000 personal recognizance, contingent upon Richards’ receiving treatment. Violation of the order would return the bail arrangement to $50,000 cash.