Man in custody after alleged crime-spree, including Manchester carjacking

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MANCHESTER, NH – Manchester Police confirmed Saturday that Michael Munroe, 32, of Raymond, a suspect in a March 27 carjacking with a knife in Manchester, was arrested in Hancock.

Munroe is wanted in a two-state crime spree including several robberies and carjackings, in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, that police believe has been fueled by his heroin addiction.

Most recently, he was wanted in connection with an April 1 robbery at Granite State Credit Union Seabrook.

Samantha Norton
Samantha Norton

Epping Police say Munroe and Samantha Norton, 29, of Epping, were wanted in connection with a March 19 incident in which they allegedly entered a home and assaulted a man in, stealing his wallet and cellphone. Manchester Police arrested Norton on March 21.

Other incidents police believe Munroe was involved in include: the March 27 carjacking in Manchester; a March 28 robbery at Northway Bank in Ossipee; a March 30 carjacking and robbery at a Tewksbury, Mass., Dress Barn; and a March 31 attempted carjacking in Reading, Mass., which caused police to ask residents to stay home and keep door and windows locked.

According to Tewksbury Police Munroe was arrested March 29 for trying to sell heroin to undercover officers at a Walmart. He was released.

Manchester police said further details about the March 27 carjacking would be released next week.

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