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Tilton store robbed by men armed with knives

TILTON - Police are searching for two men who robbed LaChance Village Market at knifepoint Monday night.

The 311 Main St. store was robbed just after 9:30 p.m. by two men, one wearing pink gloves and the other black gloves and each armed with a knife, according to a police press release.

The man wearing pink gloves ordered the clerk to open the register and give him all the cash, while the second robber ordered all the customers to get up against the wall, witnesses told police.

The clerk complied with the order and the robbers fled with an undisclosed amount of cash, running behind the store towards Academy Street. Police believe they got into a waiting vehicle, which sped off towards Franklin.

The robber wearing pink gloves is described as a white man, 18 to 20 years old, 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-7 and weighing 140 to 150 pounds. He wore a gray hooded sweatshirt, had a red bandanna over his face, wore sunglasses, and possibly had on blue jeans.

The robber wearing black gloves is described as a white man, 18 to 20 years old, 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-9, weighing 150 to 160 pounds with a thin build. He wore a blue hooded sweatshirt, had a blue bandanna over his face and possibly wore blue jeans. No one was injured in the incident.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call police at 286-4442 or Crime Line at 855-286-6565.


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