Police investigate 2 armed robberies within 24 hours

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An armed robber attempted to get cash from the West Side Walgreen's on Nov. 17.
An armed robber attempted to get cash from the West Side Walgreen’s on Nov. 17.

MANCHESTER, NH – Two separate armed robberies were reported to Manchester Police Sunday and Monday, the first at an Elm Street gas station and the second at a West Side pharmacy.

In both incidents, the victim’s reported a white male entered their respective businesses, demanding cash while brandishing a knife.

The first armed robbery occurred November 16 at 1:42 p.m. at the Elm Street Shell gas station. The robber was described as a white male. approximately 5-foot-10, average build and unknown age. He was last seen wearing a gray hooded jacket (hood on), jeans and dark shoes. He appeared to be “homeless” according to the victim. The robber allegedly threatened the clerk with a knife and removed an undisclosed amount of cash and two packs of cigarettes before fleeing the area on foot.

The second attempted armed robbery occurred at approximately 1:04 p.m. on November 17 at the West Side Walgreen’s, 227 S. Main St. in which the a suspect was described as a white male, approximately 6-feet-tall, thin build, clean shaven and “very” pale skin. He was wearing a Navy Blue hooded sweatshirt, faded blue jeans and unknown color shoes or sneakers. He was also brandishing a knife during the attempted robbery. He attempted to retrieve money from the clerk, but fled upon arrival of a second employee.

The robber left the store empty-handed and fled on foot in an unknown direction.

Manchester Police Detectives are following-up on both cases to determine if they can link the male subject to both incidents. It is unknown at this time if one person is responsible for both robberies.

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