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Exeter police continue search for man who robbed bakery

Union Leader Correspondent

July 31. 2014 9:41PM

Exeter police have released a sketch of a man suspected of robbing St. Anthony's Bakery on July 21. (Courtesy)

EXETER — Police released a sketch Thursday of the suspect in the July 21 armed robbery of St. Anthony’s Bakery in Exeter.

Capt. Stephan Poulin of the Exeter Police Department described the man as a tanned white male with silver hair, about 6 feet tall, 240 pounds and 50 years old. The man is suspected of walking into the bakery on Water Street just after 11 a.m. on July 21 and demanding money by giving a note to an employee at the register that said he had a gun.

Media reports following the robbery said the female employee moved away from the register and allowed the man to take money himself. The man never actually showed a gun during the robbery, according to reports.

Police said the suspect was wearing a dark, long-sleeve shirt or sweatshirt, cutoff denim shorts and a dark baseball hat. The suspect was driving a shiny black or charcoal Cadillac that had gold lettering and a black soft top, with unknown plates, police said.

Exeter police have asked anyone with information to call the department at (603) 772-1212 or the anonymous Seacoast Crime Stoppers line at (603) 431-1199. Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest or conviction.

Also this week, Exeter police announced the arrest of a 25-year-old Exeter man charged with one misdemeanor count of exposing a minor to harmful materials.

Capt. Poulin said Ryan Hills was arrested Tuesday after an investigation into a report of inappropriate contact between a 25-year-old male and a 16-year-old female.

Exeter Police Det. Ryan Veno, a member of the N.H. Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, was assigned to the case. The victim was interviewed with the assistance of the Child Advocacy Center in Portsmouth, Poulin said. Investigators discovered evidence of explicit text messages after getting search warrants.

Poulin said Hills turned himself in on an arrest warrant and was released on $1,000 bail. He is scheduled to appear for arraignment in Exeter District Court on Sept. 9.

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