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Pharmacy, gas station robbed in Manchester


MANCHESTER – Police are investigating two robberies, one early Monday morning at an Elm Street pharmacy and the other late Friday night at a gas station, also on Elm Street.

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No weapon was shown in today’s early morning robbery of Rite Aid, 1631 Elm St. The clerk told police the man entered the store about 6:20 a.m., went directly to the registers and demanded money. He took cash from the first register and tried to get money from a second register before fleeing the store with an undisclosed amount of cash.
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The thief is described as a thin, white man, about 5-foot-10 to 5-foot-11. He was wearing a dark blue or black hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and a gray Jansport backpack. He wore sunglasses and had a blue bandanna covering his face.
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The other robbery happened about 10:30 p.m. Friday at Energy Gas, 276 Elm St.
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The clerk told police a man entered the store, took out a gun and demanded cash.
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The robber is described as a white man, about 20 to 30 years old, 5-feet to 5-foot-6 with a medium build and short, light-colored hair.
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He wore a black jacket or sweater, black pants and a black baseball cap. He wore a gray and white checkered bandanna around his neck, but it did not cover his face.
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Anyone with information about either robbery is asked to call police at 668-8711. Anonymous tips for cash rewards may be made through Manchester Crimeline at 624-4040 or online at manchestercrimeline.org.
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