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Keene clerk refuses to hand over cash, thwarting knife-carrying robber

April 09. 2013 7:08AM

KEENE - A masked man with a knife tried to rob Romy's Market Monday night but fled empty-handed after the clerk refused to hand over the money.

The attempted robbery happened at 10:50 p.m. at the Marlboro Street store.

The robber is described as a white man, about 5-foot-8, with an average build. He wore a black face mask, dark sweatshirt with hood and dark sneakers.

A police dog was brought to the scene in an attempt to track down the man but was unsuccessful.

Officer Lesley Collier is in charge of the investigation. Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information about it is asked to call police at 603-357-9813.

Information also may be provided anonymously online at .

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