Two injured after separate robberies in NashuaBy KIMBERLY HOUGHTON
Union Leader Correspondent
November 14. 2013 9:02PM
NASHUA — Police are investigating two separate robberies that occurred in the city on Thursday, both of which sent victims to the hospital.
The first incident took place around 2:30 a.m. at a residence on Denton Street, which is located off East Hollis Street. According to a release, an unknown male entered the residence in an attempt to rob the occupant.
A pocketknife was shown and the robber allegedly stabbed the resident multiple times in the chest and torso area, said police. The victim sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital.
Police are still investigating the attempted robbery. The suspect fled the scene, but is described as a white man, about 5 feet 8 inches tall, stocky build and weighing about 250 pounds.
In a separate incident around noon on Thursday, police say a clerk at the Lake Street Convenience Store was beaten with a metal object authorities believe may have been a pipe or tire iron.
The clerk sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to an area hospital. The robber was able to flee the store with either cash or merchandise, according to Sgt. Stephen Sweeney of the Nashua Police Department.
“We are still investigating and following up on some leads,” Sweeney said Thursday evening, adding the investigation is still in the early stages.
Police are asking for the public’s help with both of the robberies. Anyone with information is urged to contact police at 594-3500 or the anonymous crimeline at 589-1665.