Clerk scares off robber with shoe in one of 2 weekend robberies

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Surveillance photo from Gosselin's Market.
Surveillance photo from Gosselin’s Market.

MANCHESTER, NH – Manchester Police responded to two weekend robberies involving a masked man.

The first attempted robbery happened on November 27 at AMT Market, located at 384 Massabesic Street. The attempted robbery took place at approximately 6 p.m. The clerk told police he was behind the counter when a robber walked into his store and demanded cash. The robber did not display a weapon or allude to having a weapon.

Another angle from Gosselin's Market.
Another angle from Gosselin’s Market.

The clerk refused to comply with the robber’s demands and attempted to remove his shoe to strike the man. The clerk’s actions caused the man to flee without any money. The suspect is described as a white male, 5-foot-5 to 5-foot-7 inches tall, unknown weight. He was last seen wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt, with the hood concealing his face, and dark colored pants.

In another weekend incident, officers responded Nov. 28 to Gosselin’s Superette, 706 Somerville St. at approximately 7:10 p.m. for a reported robbery. The clerk told police a masked man entered the store and immediately demanded cash. She was extremely shaken from the incident, so she handed him an undisclosed amount of cash before he left the store.

The clerk described the suspect as a white male, between 18-26 years of age with an average build and unknown height. He was last seen wearing a light gray hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, dark-colored shoes with a white stripe on the rear and dark wool gloves. He also had a light-colored piece of cloth concealing his face.

Manchester Police detectives are following up on the two cases. It is unknown if they are connected at this time.


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Carol Robidoux

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