MANCHESTER, NH – Manchester Police are investigating three convenience store robberies or attempted robberies on Dec. 15 in which two clerks were assaulted.
Just before 5 p.m. a white male with a dark mustache walked into the Shell Station at 570 Elm St. and asked the clerk for cigarettes. The man was in the process of maneuvering around the counter demanding cash from the clerk when something spooked him and he fled the store without cash.
At approximately 5:30 p.m. a man with a similar description entered Joseph Brothers, located at 196 Lake Ave. The man asked for cigarettes and when the register was opened he grabbed an undetermined amount of cash from the drawer. A struggle ensued between the clerk and the robber, who punched the clerk several times. The robber then fled the store.
At approximately 8 p.m. a robber fitting the same description as the earlier two incidents, entered Union Street Market, 621 Union St. He asked for cigarettes and attempted to grab the cash register. A struggle ensued between the clerk and the robber, who punched the clerk during the scuffle. The robber fled the store.
Police are asking for the public’s help in finding the robber, who is described as a white male, about 5-foot-9, “heavy-set,” with a dark mustache, last seen wearing a dark-colored hooded jacket. No weapon was displayed during any of the robberies, nor was there a threat of one. Surveillance photographs of the suspect are included here. Anyone with information regarding these incidents or knowledge of the identity of the suspect should contact the Manchester Police Department at (603) 668-8711. If you wish to remain anonymous you may call Crimeline at (603) 624-4040, or fill out an online tip form by clicking here.