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December 16. 2013 1:30PM

Man put knife to woman's throat in Manchester robbery

MANCHESTER — A woman walking near Lincoln and Hanover streets was robbed of her purse by a man who put a knife to her throat.

Police said the robbery happened about 5 p.m. Friday.

The woman was walking on Lincoln Street, near Hanover Street, when she said a man came up behind her, put a knife to her throat and demanded money. He took a small purse from her pocket and then shoved her to the ground.

He was last seen running east on Amherst Street with the purse, which contained assorted cards and cash.

The robber is described as a Hispanic man in his 20s with a medium build. He was wearing a long, bulky black jacket, jeans and dark sneakers. He had a Spanish accent and possibly a thin mustache.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call police at 668-8711. Anonymous tips for cash rewards may be made through Manchester Crimeline at 624-4040 or online at

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