Size matters: Store clerk scares off knife-wielding robber using bigger knife

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MANCHESTER, NH – Size matters in this case, where a store clerk thwarted a would-be robber armed with a knife after pulling out a bigger blade.

According to police, On Oct. 25 an attempted robbery occurred at Down the Block Convenience, 167 Hanover St. Officers responded to the store at 11:35 p.m. shortly after the clerk contacted 911. She told police she was standing behind the counter when a man walked into the store and demanded cash. She said the assailant brandished a knife with a three-inch blade, so she pulled out a larger knife which caused him to flee the store. The robber left without cash or property from the store.

He is described as a white male approximately 5-foot-10 inches tall, 180 pounds, and was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, white T-shirt over his face, a black hat with a Phillies “P” logo, and blue jeans.

The clerk said he fled on foot from the store.

If you have information leading to the identification and apprehension of the assailant, please contact Manchester Police Detectives at 668-8711 or Manchester Crimeline at 624-4040.


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