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Manchester police seek 'dangerous' suspect after shots fired on city street

Staff Report
August 19. 2013 11:33PM

MANCHESTER — Police have obtained arrest warrants for a city man accused of firing a gun at an acquaintance Sunday night at Ash and Amherst streets.

Alfred Nyonee, 20, of 82 W. Brook St., is sought on warrants for attempted first-degree assault, but police caution the public against approaching Nyonee, who is considered armed and dangerous.

Police responded at about 10:30 Sunday night for a report of a man with a gun and met with a 19-year-old man who said he was riding his moped in the area when an acquaintance, with whom he has had recent disputes, called to him.

The 19-year-old said he stopped his moped, but then the person he identified as Alfred Nyonee produced a handgun and pointed it at him. The 19-year-old said he tried to flee, but Nyonee chased him and fired the gun at him. The bullet misssed him.

Police said the victim told them his moped collided with a parked car, falling over, and he saw Nyonee leaving the area as a passenger in a dark, newer-model SUV.

Police found a 9 mm casing at the scene and towed a parked vehicle exhibiting an apparent bullet hole.

Anyone with information on Nyonee's whereabouts is asked to call Manchester Police at 668-8711. Anonymous tips for cash rewards can be made through Manchester crimeline at 624-4040 or online at

Cab driver was robbed

A 36-year-old cab driver told Manchester police that a male fare assaulted and robbed her Sunday morning after she picked him up at Union and Hanover streets and was told to drive him to the Family Dollar store on Lincoln Street.

The driver told police responding to the area of Auburn and Wilson streets at about 11:45 a.m., that the man told her to pull over and let him out as they neared the store.

She told police that as she pulled over to the curb, the man demanded money. She said she attempted to flee the cab, but he reached over the seat and grabbed her arm to prevent her from escaping. After a brief struggle, she said, she was able to free herself and escape, yelling for help.

The driver said the man got out of the back seat of the cab and entered the front, going through her purse and taking money before fleeing on foot. He was chased by a passerby, she said, but got away.

The driver described the robber as a white male in his 30s, about six feet tall, heavy build, with bright blue eyes. He was wearing a blue T-shirt, dark-blue shorts and black sandals. He had a spider web tattoo on his right elbow and another tattoo on one of his legs.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Manchester police at 668-8711. Anonymous tips for cash rewards can be made through Manchester Crimeline at 624-4040 or online at

Request nets gun threat

Police responding to a report of a man with a gun at the Family Dollar, 329 Lincoln St., at about 7:45 p.m. Friday met with a 53-year-old man who said a gun was pointed at him.

The man said he had approached the stranger outside the store and asked for money, but was refused. The victim said the man walked away in an easterly direction and he, too, walked east, but on the sidewalk about 30 to 40 feet away.

The victim said he asked the stranger for the time, but the man threatened to kill him, pulling a gun from his waistband and pointing it at the victim.

Police said a clerk from Family Dollar interceded and the man with the gun walked off. He was later found nearby and identified as Kenneth Mourtgis, 54, of 732 Harvard St. Police said Mourtgis said he pointed the gun at the victim so he would stop asking him for money. Mourtgis was charged with criminal threatening.

Robber didn't show gun

Police said the man who robbed the Rockland Convenience Store, 18 Rockland Ave., told the clerk that he had a gun, but did not show it during the Friday night robbery.

Police responded to the store at about 8:45 p.m., where they learned the robber had entered the store, demanding cash and claiming to have a gun. The clerk said the man pushed him from behind toward the register, demanding he open it. The robber was able to get some cash from the register and fled the store, leaving the area in a light colored van or SUV.

The robber is described as white, late 30s, about six feet tall, medium build, wearing a winter hat with stripes around it, a short-sleeved, blue shirt with horizontal stripes, dark jeans and black and white shoes.

Anyone with information on the robbery is asked to call Manchester police at 668-8711. Anonymous tips for cash rewards can be made to Manchester Crimeline at 624-4040 or online at

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