Police arrest man accused of Monday armed robbery at Macy’s

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MANCHESTER, NH – A city man is in custody, charged with an incident from Nov. 5 during which he allegedly pulled a knife on a store security officer who was questioning him about possible shoplifting.

Store surveillance photo circulated by MPD following the Nov. 5 incident at Macy’s.

Manchester Police responded to the Mall of New Hampshire at 10:45 a.m. Monday for an armed robbery at Macy’s. The robber, who has since been identified as Nathan Lesage, 24, of 476 Spruce St., allegedly pulled a knife on an asset protection associate who was questioning him about a possible shoplifting incident.  Lesage  allegedly pulled a knife out and threatened to stab the employee before fleeing on foot.

Officers arrested Lesage without incident from a Spruce Street residence around 8 p.m. on Nov. 7 based on the quick work of Detectives Scott Ardita, Ryan Heile and Justin Mangum. Detectives followed up on several crime tips, and  placed Lesage into custody without incident. He is charged with robbery. He was also charged on a warrant for failure to appear in drug court.

Lesage was scheduled to appear in Hillsborough County Superior Court-North on November 8, 2018.