Mar 5, 2014
Feb 26, 2014
Feb 19, 2014
Feb 6, 2014
Concord man arrested in Cumberland Farms robbery
CONCORD - A local man, arrested Monday morning in the knife robbery of a Cumberland Farms store, is suspected of robbing Wal-Mart the same day, according to police.
James Earl Rand, 44, of Concord, was arrested early Monday morning and charged with armed robbery, resisting arrest or detention, attempted theft of a motor vehicle, false report to law enforcement, and two counts of false swearing.
Police said they continue to investigate a second robbery Sunday of Wal-Mart, 344 Loudon Road. Evidence in that case points to Rand as the suspect, according to Lt. Timothy O’Malley. The investigation into the Wal-Mart robbery continues, however.
Police said Rand was armed with a knife and walked into Cumberland Farms about 11:45 p.m. Sunday and ordered an employee to open the cash register. Rand grabbed cash from the drawer, then ordered the employee to give him her car keys, police said.
The robber fled the store and the clerk called 911.
Officers responding to the scene saw a man matching the description of the robber running away from the store. Officers yelled for him to stop, but he continued to run although police eventually caught up to him.
Initially, the man, who police identified as Rand, said his name was “Tony Brown.” Police arrested “Tony Brown” for the robbery, but once he was at the police station, he was positively identified as Rand.
Investigators also discovered the store clerk’s keys in the ignition of her car. Police said evidence in the car, which has a standard transmission, suggested Rand had been in it.
O’Malley said he does not know if Rand was unable to drive off because he doesn’t know how to drive a stickshift.
“That may have been what saved the car (from being stolen), but I don’t have the specifics,” he said. However, O’Malley said the evidence in the case supported the charge of attempted theft of a motor vehicle.
READER COMMENTS: 0
- Londonderry coach found not guilty in girl's sex assault - 0
- Police: Convicted Antrim sex offender mentored child he molested - 1
- Raymond man charged with hitting friend with his vehicle - 0
- NH Supreme Court reject's Addison appeal to remove AG's prosecuting team - 3
- Manchester man convicted on drug, weapons counts - 1
- Jury considers fate of Londonderry man in sex assault trial - 0
- Bay State following in NH's footsteps with 'upskirting' law - 2
- Epping supermarket worker arrested after brutal break room attack on female coworker - 9
- Nashua woman arrested in connection with homeless man's hit-and-run death - 4
READER COMMENTS: 0
- NHIAA Tournament Roundup: Central breaks away from Exeter - 0
- College Hockey: Dartmouth drops tournament opener - 0
- FEMA OKs $8m for repairs in Lincoln, Lebanon - 0
- Official says Manchester lost out on $1.5m for cell tower court has now ordered built - 0
- John Habib's City Sports: Derryfield's 'Mouse' made his mark - 0
- Rondo leads Celtics past Nets - 0
- Hats off to O'Neill, Monarchs - 0
- NHIAA Boys' Basketball: Maughn, Memorial top Londonderry - 0
- NHIAA Boys' Basketball: Giampetruzzi leads Trinity into D-I semis - 0
Stacey Cole's Nature Talks: Turkey vultures not commonly seen in NH until fairly recently
Obamacare's new trick: Only temporary relief