A press release by Manchester Police on Wednesday, stated that after brief telephone negotiations Tuesday, Manchester SWAT officers arrested Anthony Furhmann, 23, of Goffstown, for a home invasion robbery that occurred on Monday.
Police said on Monday at approximately 12:05 a.m., officers responded to 199 Wilson Street for a reported home invasion. Upon arrival, Officer Dan Golia met with several residents inside the apartment who reported that two intruders, each armed with a handgun, had barged into the second floor apartment, demanding money and stole a safe.
A 64 year old woman told police she heard a knock at the back door and upon opening that door, observed the two men, who then forced their way into the apartment, one pointing a gun at her and ordering the woman and her 18 year-old granddaughter to the floor.
The second man then began to search the apartment and encountered two other male residents, 19 and 46, in separate bedrooms. The 19 year old man reported that the man struck him in the head with a pistol and took his safe. He sustained swelling and bruising to his face, but declined medical treatment.
The first suspect was described as a white male, about 6’00” to 6’03” tall with a thin build and blue eyes. He was wearing dark clothing, a mask and was armed with a silver handgun. The second suspect was described as a Hispanic Male or light-skinned black male, about 6’00” to 6’02” tall with a stocky build, wearing dark clothing, and a mask and was armed with a black handgun.
The suspects reportedly left the area in a large, older black SUV, possibly a Ford, driven by a third unknown suspect.
As a result of information developed during the course of the investigation, Furhmann was identified as the subject who held the two woman on the floor at gunpoint while his accomplice searched the apartment.
The second suspect, who allegedly pistol-whipped the 19 year-old male resident in a bedroom and took the man’s safe in the process, has not been identified yet and officers continue their investigation into the incident. Police also suspect a third individual who they believe was operating the SUV in which the two intruders were seen leaving the area.
Furhmann was scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday in the 9th Circuit District Court in Manchester on the four felony charges.
Furhmann’s arrest on warrants Tuesday, came after Manchester detectives obtained the warrants following their investigation into the home invasion. At the time of his arrest, Furhmann had been out on bail, subsequent to a November 2013 arrest for First Degree Assault. That arrest stemmed from an investigation into a stabbing, first reported to Manchester Police in August 2013. Furhmann was identified as the suspect in that assault where a man was stabbed several times in the face and neck area following a dispute.
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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