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Police are shown preparing to search the neighborhood near the Bank of America on Massabesic Street in Manchester Monday morning. (DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER)
Police concentrated an an alley just south of Valley Street. Yards, garages and common areas of apartment houses were checked, as were apartments of residents who were home, said police Lt. Maureen Tessier.
Hallsville School was placed on lockdown as a precaution. Police also blocked Valley Street from Massabesic to Hayward streets, as well as some intersecting streets.
A police dog and the department’s Bearcat were part of the effort.
“I went out (on the porch) for a cigarette, and they surrounded me,” said Mike Ferreira, who lived in a second-floor apartment of a Valley Street building. He said police told him to remain outside but asked him to call his wife and tell her to lock the doors.
After about three hours, police ended the search.
The robbery took place about 9:30 a.m. at the Massabesic Street Bank of America. Police said the masked man was dressed in black except for white gloves. He carried a knife, gave the teller a backpack and told her to fill it with cash.
He then left on foot. The robbery was similar to one that took place at the same bank on March 17, police said.
Joe McCoy, of Manchester, said he saw the robber walk in front of his front window, adjusting his face mask, on the way to the bank.
He and his son jumped in his pickup truck and glimpsed the robber running down the alley. A homeowner on Woodman Street who would not give her name said she saw the man run down the alley and then scoot into a side yard.
Police said they undertook the search after speaking to witnesses.
McCoy said he didn’t have second thoughts about pursuing the robber, who he thinks was the same man who robbed the bank in March.
“He robbed a bank. That’s my bank,” he said.
Police described the robber as a white male or light skinned black man, about 6 feet tall and 170 pounds.
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