MANCHESTER, NH – Police are looking for a man who threatened a security guard with a knife Monday night before demanding cash.
At 9:30 p.m. police responded to Osram-Sylvania, 655 South Willow St., for a reported armed robbery.
The security guard on duty, age 21, of Pembroke, told police he was standing outside of Osram-Sylvania while checking the grounds. He stated he was working as a security guard at the time of the incident and was watching both pedestrian and vehicle traffic as he stood facing in a southerly direction.
The victim claimed he observed a man walking northerly from Wendy’s, located at the corner of South Willow Street and Driving Park Road, before he turned around and stood facing north on South Willow Street. This allowed him to check on the other side of the building. While doing so, he was approached from behind by the same man he had seen leaving Wendy’s moments earlier.
The guard told police the man pointed a knife toward the guard’s stomach while demanding cash. The security guard complied and let the subject enter the business, as he told police he believed the man was going to harm him if he did not follow his demands. The guard ultimately relinquished an undisclosed amount of cash from the business. The suspect left on foot in an unknown direction of travel. The robber was described as as having short black hair, light facial hair and a thin build, possibly Caucasian, between 5-foot-9 and 6 feet tall. He also noted the man had a lot of acne on his face.
Anyone who may have information on this incident should contact Manchester Police Department at 603-668-8711, or leave an anonymous tip on Crimeline via phone at 603-624-4040, or using this online form.