Manchester police investigate two store robberies
MANCHESTER - Police are investigating two store robberies Monday in which there are some similarities.The first robbery, at about 4 a.m. was at the Cumberland Farms on Hanover Street. The robber was described as a white or Hispanic male, 18 to 20 years old, wearing gray cargo-style sweatpants, a gray, hooded sweatshirt, a red jacket with paint stains and brown shoes. The robber also had a black T-shirt covering his face.The clerk said the robber had his left hand wrapped in a T-shirt, and although the robber made no mention of a weapon, the clerk was unsure whether there was a weapon in the wrapped hand.The second robbery was at approximately 5 p.m. at Title Loans, 223 S. Willow St. That robber was described as a white male, 18 to 25 years old, approximately 5-foot-9, with a medium build.The robber was wearing a black Northface fleece jacket, without a hood, and a black baseball hat with a flat brim. The victim could not describe the rest of the robber's clothing.No weapon was displayed, but the robber kept one hand in his coat pocket, holding it in a manner to suggest he had a weapon.Detectives are investigating the two robberies and a police spokesman said Tuesday that they were not able to immediately rule out a connection between the two robberies.