MANCHESTER, NH – Police have charged Alyssa Abbott, 27, of Raymond, with two attempted armed robberies on Sunday.
On Dec. 27 at about 3 p.m. Manchester Police responded to the 7-Eleven located at 117 Queen City Ave. in reference to a robbery. The officer’s investigation determined that a woman, later identified as Abbott, entered the store and asked the clerk for assistance. When the clerk approached, Abbott took out a knife and demanded cash. The clerk complied with the demands. When the clerk handed the cash to Abbott, Abbott dropped the knife she was holding. The clerk then attempted to detain Abbott. With the help of a customer who entered the store, Abbott was detained until police arrived. Abbott was arrested and charged with armed robbery.
While investigating the incident at 7-Eleven, an 83-year-old woman called Manchester Police to report that at approximately 2:30 she had been the victim of an attempted armed robbery. She told police she was leaving Hanover Hill Nursing Home located at 700 Hanover Street, after visiting a friend. While in the parking lot the victim stated she was approached by a woman who asked to use the victim’s cell phone. The victim opened her purse where her cellphone was located and informed the subject that her cell phone did not work. The suspect then took out a knife and attempted to steal the victim’s wallet. The victim pushed and kicked the suspect. The suspect then left the area in a dark-colored vehicle. The victim provided a description of the suspect and the vehicle she left in. The description provided matched that of Abbott, who was just arrested for the armed robbery at 7-Eleven.
While at the police station, Abbott confessed to the attempted robbery at the Hanover Hill parking lot. Abbott was held on $5,000 cash/surety bail.