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Derry police arrest man wanted in Nashua store robbery

DERRY - Derry police arrested a 21-year-old Nashua man Friday after Nashua police put out a warrant for his arrest in a convenience store robbery that happened Thursday.

The clerk in the store was hit in the head several times with a tire iron and required staples to close the wound.

The robbery happened Thursday just after noon at Lake Street Convenience, 49 Lake St., Nashua. Police said the clerk was struck several times in the head with a tire iron by a male suspect who took an undisclosed amount of money from the register. The clerk sustained lacerations to his head and was taken to a city hospital where he received several staples to close his wounds and was discharged later that afternoon.

The robber fled the scene prior to police arrival. Warner was identified by detectives as a suspect, and the tire iron was located a short distance from the scene in a trash barrel.

An arrest warrant charges Warner with robbery, a class A felony. He is also charged with first-degree assault, a class A felony and falsifying physical evidence, a class B felony.

Each class A felony is punishable by up to 15 years imprisonment. A class B felony is punishable by up to seven years imprisonment. Warner is being held at the Nashua Police Department on $100,000 cash bail pending his arraignment in 9th Circuit Court, Nashua District Division, on Tuesday.

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NASHUA — Police have an arrest warrant for a 21-year-old man in connection with Thursday's robbery of the Lake Street Convenience store.

Police said the man who robbed the store at 49 Lake St. and hit the store owner in the head with a blunt object was Michael Warner, who is from Nashua but has no permanent address. He is wanted on one count of armed robbery, a Class A felony.

Mohammed Raton needed 10 stitches to close a head wound suffered in the robbery.

Lt. Denis Linehan said anyone who sees Warner should use caution and call police at 594-3500.


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