Woman robbed after arranging to smoke pot with man she met on Facebook

The victim told police she knew Burt Chalston through Facebook and stopped by his residence to smoke marijuana.

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MANCHESTER, NH – Manchester Police were called to 472 Granite St. at 12:20 p.m. May 4 for an alleged armed robbery involving Burt Chalston, 28, of Manchester, and a female victim, age 25. The victim stated she knew Chalston through Facebook and stopped by his residence to smoke marijuana.

She stood outside of the common hallway waiting for him to exit his apartment. He was allegedly armed with a black handgun when he walked out of his residence. Chalston immediately grabbed her arm in an attempt to remove her pocketbook. She was holding an iPhone 7 as this occurred, so she pulled away to prevent him from taking her purse. Chalston allegedly raised the handgun in the air as she pulled away, yet he managed to take her cell phone. She immediately left the common hallway area and exited the building.

She drove away from the scene but was able to use a stranger’s phone to contact police. Officer Raymond Lamy and Sgt. Brian Cosio made contact with Chalston at his Granite Street apartment. Chalston was taken into custody and charged with armed robbery. The officers did not locate a firearm during the arrest.

Detectives executed a search warrant at 7:40 p.m. Inside, detectives located 25 30-mg oxycodone pills, but no weapon or cell phone. The pills were located next to Chalston’ s social security card inside of a bureau, he was additionally charged with possession of a narcotic drug.

He is scheduled to appear in the 9th Circuit Court-Manchester on May 5, 2017.