According to a press release by the Manchester Police Department, officers responded to Shawn’s at approximately 9:45 p.m. for a report of an armed robbery that had just occurred. Upon arrival, Officers spoke with the 23-year-old clerk who told them an unknown man with a long-barreled gun had just robbed the store. The clerk, reported that the man entered the store and pointed what he believed was a shotgun at him.
The suspect demanded money from the register and then a carton of Newport cigarettes. The clerk complied and the suspect, described as a white male in his thirties, fled the store on foot.
The clerk described the suspect further as being about 5’9” tall with a medium build. He was wearing a blue “Polo” hooded sweatshirt with thick white draw strings on the hood, dark pants and dark shoes. He also wore a black ski mask and black gloves with a “snowflake pattern on them.
A K-9 tracked the suspect from the store, east on Somerville Street and north onto Cypress Street where police believe the suspect entered a parked vehicle and fled the area.
Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to contact the Manchester Police Department at 668-8711. Anonymous tips for cash rewards can be made through the Manchester Crimeline at 624-4040 or online at manchestercrimeline.org.
Source: Manchester Police Department
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