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Police seek public’s help in locating armed robbery suspect

Union Leader Correspondent

May 14. 2014 9:11PM

Derry police released this surveillance photo that shows the man believed to have robbed the Birch Street Shell station at gunpoint Monday night. COURTESY 

DERRY - Derry police are asking for the public's help in locating a man who robbed a gas station at gunpoint Monday night.

At 10:47 p.m. police responded to an armed robbery at the Shell Station, 37 Birch St., Derry police Capt. Vern Thomas said in a news release.A man entered the store and pointed a black handgun at the clerk, demanding all the money from the register. The suspect fled the store with an undisclosed amount of money and cigarettes, according to police.The suspect is described as being a white male, approximately 25 to 35 years old, and about 6 feet tall. He is described as having reddish-colored, scruffy facial hair.

At the time of the robbery the suspect was wearing a light gray, hooded sweatshirt with a dark blue T-shirt over it, dark-colored long jean shorts, and sunglasses. The suspect fled the store on foot going north on Birch Street, Thomas said.The suspect may have fled the area in a vehicle. The vehicle was described as possibly being a black Honda Civic, or similar vehicle, with a loud exhaust.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Derry Police Department at 432-6111.

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