Police catch burglar in the act at Cedar Street convenience store

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MANCHESTER, NH – On June 22, 2017 Manchester Police responded to 135 Cedar St. for a burglary in progress at 4 a.m. Officers Matt O’Connor, Barry Charest and Emmett Macken arrived in front of Juba Market and immediately observed a man inside of the closed business.

The man appeared to be striking the cash register drawer with something in an attempt to break it open. The officers entered the business and took the man into custody. He was identified as Nicholas Santos, 26, of Pembroke. 

Santos was able to gain access to the cash register, but unable to pry open the ATM. The store owner responded to the scene to assess the damage. He notified the officers about a small amount of missing cash from the damaged cash register drawer and also pointed out the damaged ATM. A search incident to arrest revealed Santos was in possession of an amount of cash similar to what was missing from the register.

Santos is charged with burglary. He appeared in the 9th Circuit Court-Manchester on June 22, 2017.