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Police dog tracks man after 7-Eleven robbery in Manchester

May 28. 2013 3:26PM

MANCHESTER — Police K-9 Lynk was called in after an early morning robbery Monday at the 7-Eleven on Brown Avenue and tracked a man to a wooded area behind Dunkin Donuts.

Police arrested Jason Vincent, 39, of Manchester, and charged him with robbery and falsifying physical evidence. Police said he was identified by a review of the store’s surveillance footage.

Police said Vincent went into the 7-Eleven at 2305 Brown Ave. while the 38-year-old female clerk was in one of the aisles before the counter area. She said he approached her brandishing a knife and demanded money. The woman said she tried to create distance between herself and the man, but he followed her up and down the aisle with the knife until she went behind the counter and took money from the register, giving it to him.

She said he then demanded she open the safe, but she explained she was not able to open it and he demanded cigarettes instead. He then tried to take the register from the counter but was unsuccessful, ultimately fleeing the store with cash and cigarettes, according to police.

The suspect was described as a white male, about 5-foot-2 to 5-foot-4, with a thin build, wearing dark clothing and hat, along with blue latex gloves. He also wore a piece of nylon over his face.

Officer Robert Megowen and Lynk initiated a track which led toward the Super 8 Hotel. During the track, Megowen recovered blue latex gloves on the ground and some nylon netting inside a trash can beside the hotel. The track continued toward the wooded area behind Dunkin Donuts where Vincent was found in some brush. Police said he surrendered, and a black plastic bag of cash and cigarettes, as well as a knife, were recovered from the ground near where Vincent was found.

Manchester police are continuing to investigate Vincent in connection with several other robberies in the city.

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