Robber pours lighter fluid on cashier booth, threatens to set it on fire

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Suspect in Speedway Gas robbery.
Suspect in Speedway Gas robbery with open container of lighter fluid.

MANCHESTER, NH – Police are investigating a robbery at Speedway Gas early Tuesday in which the robber poured lighter fluid on the cashier’s booth and threatened to light it on fire.

Screen Shot 2015-12-01 at 7.43.26 AMOn December 1, at approximately 12:10 a.m., units responded to Speedway Gas, 805 Massabesic St., for a reported robbery. Officer Alexander Martens spoke with the clerk who said she was working in the secured booth when the robber walked up to the window and began pouring lighter fluid on the booth. The man threatened to ignite the booth if she failed to give him cash from the register. Fearing for her safety, she emptied the cash register and handed the assailant an undisclosed amount of cash.

Screen Shot 2015-12-01 at 7.43.21 AMThe robber is described as approximately 5-foot-8 inches tall, and was last seen walking toward Hayward Street. He was wearing a blue coat, black ski mask, and light colored gloves when he committed the robbery.

If you are able to identify the masked man pictured here, please contact the Manchester Police Detective Division at 603-668-8711 or Manchester Police Crimeline at 603-624-4040. You may be eligible for a cash reward if your crime tip leads to the identification and arrest of the person responsible for the robbery.

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