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Man assaults Rochester store employee, makes off with sack of stolen items

By John Quinn
Union Leader Correspondent

July 08. 2014 8:59AM

Police are asking for help identifying this this man, who took a variety of items from the Route 108 Rite Aid in Rochester Monday. (Courtesy photo)

ROCHESTER – Police are looking for a young man who assaulted an employee at the Route 108 Rite Aid Monday evening.

Police responded at 6:58 p.m. after employees reported than a man entered the Rite Aid at 190 Wakefield St. – Route 108 – with a bag, which he filled with "numerous items throughout the store." As he attempted to leave, an employee confronted the man, who assaulted the employee before running off with the bag full of stolen items, according to police.

He did not appear to be armed, according to police.

The man – who was described as white, about 18-21 years old, approximately 5-foot 6-inches tall, of a skinny build, with an unshaven face, dark hair and he was wearing a maroon t-shirt with plaid shorts, according to police.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Officer Matthew Flathers at (603) 330-7128. You can also provide information and remain anonymous by calling the Rochester Crime Line at 335-6500 or Text to: CRIMES (274637) Body of Text: TEXT4CASH + your tip. Cash rewards might be offered for information that leads to an arrest.

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