Cash grab from Uncle Bob’s convenience store leads to K-9 track, arrest

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MANCHESTER, NH – A Nashua man was arrested Thursday, charged with robbing a West Side convenience store.

At 6:41 p.m. on Nov. 15 Manchester officers were dispatched to Uncle Bobs Market, 435 Kelley St., for a robbery. A 911 caller indicated that a man, later identified as Ernie Roig, 30, of Nashua, came in and grabbed money out of the cash register and fled on foot

Police were told that the cash register drawer was opened during a  transaction and Roig “asked for the money.” He then reached over and grabbed an undetermined amount of cash from the register and fled. There was no mention of any weapon, nor was one brandished. Roig was last seen running West on Bremer Street wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt with a camouflage liner, gray gloves, blue jeans and a red shirt/bandanna covering his face.

Officer Grant and her K9 Partner Ollie conducted a track which lead to the area of Kimball Street. As the track was underway, Officer Daigneault was patrolling the area and came upon a subject in the Kimball Street area matching the description of the robber. While Officer Daigneault was speaking with Roig, Officer Grant continued the K9 track. Shortly thereafter, Officer Grant and her K9 partner Ollie tracked right to where Officer Daigneault and Roig were standing.

Based on the investigation Roig was placed under arrest charged with robbery, possession of a controlled drug, and falsifying physical evidence. Roig will be arraigned Nov. 16 at Hillsborough North Superior Court.

Anyone with information related to the incident is encouraged to contact the Manchester Police Department at 603-668-8711.