Three arrested in retail crime investigation

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MANCHESTER, N.H. – After a lengthy investigation by police from Concord and Manchester, three people were arrested in connection with an organized retail crime effort.

On July 17, detectives served a search warrant to the EZ Pawn and Apple Operation on South Willow Street, EZ Apple Repair on Main Street in Concord and also a private home in Concord.

During the search, police found thousands of dollars in stolen goods. The items ranged from tools and electronics to home goods, with more than 400 pieces of new boxed products in the Manchester store.

Police believe that merchandise was stolen from other stores and then sold at these stores or online, with proceeds used to purchase opioids.

During the investigation, police arrested 34-year-old Shaira Clarissa, 27-year-old Kyle Perkins and 31-year-old Christopher Hill.

All three were charged with operating an alleged organized retail crime enterprise. As the owner of the business, Clarissa was also charged with three counts of alleged receiving of stolen property. Hill was charged with four counts of alleged receiving of stolen property.

All three are scheduled to appear in Hillsborough Superior Court-North on July 18.

Anyone accused of a crime is innocent unless proven guilty by a court of law.

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