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Former employee arrested for armed robbery of 7-Eleven in Salem

Union Leader Correspondent

October 17. 2017 1:10PM

Mohamed Nweiran (Salem Police Department)

This still taken from video shows a masked man armed with a club allegedly holding up a 7-Eleven in Salem (Salem Police Department)

SALEM – A local man was arrested early Tuesday morning for the armed robbery of the 7-Eleven store he once worked at after a police dog followed a scent from the store to a nearby apartment complex.

Police responded to a hold-up alarm at the 108 Cluff Crossing Road store about 3:41 a.m., where a clerk described a masked man having entered the store armed with a club and demanding money. The thief wore a blue sweatshirt, gray ski mask and black sneakers with red laces and was armed with a long black pipe with a white object attached to one end, the clerk told police.

The masked man walked behind the counter, demanded the clerk open the register, he then fled with an unspecified amount of cash and NH lottery scratch tickets, the clerk said. Security video recorded the thief running from the scene toward Route 28.

A police K9 unit led officers from the store to the Brook Village West apartment complex nearby on Cluff Crossing Road. The owner of the 7-Eleven informed police he had recently terminated an employee who lived at the apartment complex. When the owner was shown the video he indicated the thief appeared to have a similar build and physical characteristics of the former employee.

Based on that information, police said, Salem officers located that ex-employee, Mohamed Nweiran, 37, at Brook Village West, who was found to be wearing a pair of sneakers with red shoe laces. They also found a black pipe that appears to be the weapon in the robbery video.

Nweiran was charged with one count of robbery and will be arraigned in Rockingham County Superior Court.

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