Police arrest white-haired bandit in connection with 3 robberies

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Henry Bellemare
Henry Bellemare

MANCHESTER, NH – Henry Bellemare, 47,  no fixed address, was picked up by Manchester Police on Thursday after a three-day crime spree in which police were looking for a robber described as an older white-haired guy.

Bellemare was located by police detectives investigating a rash of armed robberies, which led them to the the Abbey, a boarding house at 452 Pine St., where Bellemare was arrested without incident on Oct. 16.

He is charged with three robberies, including two Subway robberies, on Oct. 14 and 15, and the Ben and Jerry’s robbery on Oct 15. He was also charged with one count of theft by unauthorized taking from the Elm Street CVS Pharmacy. The theft charge was the result of an incident on October 13.

Manchester Police responded to two separate robberies on October 15, 2014 and each robbery occurred with a single male individual claiming to have a weapon. Although no weapon was shown in either robbery, the store clerks gave each assailant an undisclosed amount of cash.

The first incident occurred at the Elm Street Ben and Jerry’s on Oct. 15 at approximately 2:40 p.m. The unknown white male described as possibly 50-60, while wearing a red hooded sweatshirt, gray sweatpants, white hair and a white scruffy goatee allegedly walked into the store and demanded cash. He appeared to be about 6-feet-tall and of slim build.  Bellemare allegedly stated he had a weapon, but did not display it during the robbery. He fled north on Elm Street with an unknown amount of cash.

The second robbery occurred at Subway, 20 S. Main Street on the west side of the city. at about 7:55 p.m., with similarities to the Ben and Jerry’s robbery. The suspect was described a white male with bushy eyebrows and white stubble on his face. He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and gray sweatpants with white sneakers. The robber was described as 50-60 years of age.

The robber demanded cash and claimed to have a weapon while robbing the Subway clerk. The clerk gave him an undisclosed amount of cash and the robber fled on foot in an unknown direction.

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