Woman Reports Robbery Attempt – MPD Needs Your Help

MANCHESTER, NH- ON Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at about 11:120 AM, Manchester Police responded to Shaw’s Supermarket at 375 S. Willow Street for a report of a robbery attempt.  On arrival, Ofc. Mike Dunlap met with a 66 year old woman who reported that an unknown man had demanded money from her.

According to the woman, she had driven into the side parking lot towards the rear of the Shaw’s Supermarket where she parked her car.  She got out of the car and went to the rear door, opening it to retrieve and leash her dog.

At that time, she was approached by an unknown man who “got in her face”, demanding money in an angry and intimidating manner.  She became frightened and called out for help, causing the suspect to quickly walk away from her towards an awaiting car.  He got into the rear passenger seat of that 4-door silver sedan which was operated by a woman who called out to the victim, asking if she was OK and apologizing before driving off.

Two men seated on a nearby bench had seen the interaction but did not realize it was a robbery attempt until the woman explained to them what happened.  They further described the suspect vehicle as a Pontiac Grand Am.  The suspect is described as a clean shaven, clean cut white male, about 5’9 to 5’11” tall with a thin build and medium length black hair.  He was last seen wearing black jacket or sweatshirt.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Manchester Police Department at 668-8711.  Anonymous tips for cash rewards can be made through Manchester Crimeline at 624-4040 or online at manchestercrimeline.org.