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Concord woman charged with robbery, assault

March 28. 2018 7:59PM

CONCORD — A 33-year-old Concord woman is facing charges of robbery and assault after police said she repeatedly attacked a woman while demanding she give her money.

Police said the incident began Tuesday morning when Shasta-Ann Pepper came to the victim’s home and asked for a ride to a rooming house in Concord.

“The victim agreed to assist Ms. Pepper,” police said in a news release. “Ms. Pepper then allegedly asked for money from the victim. An argument ensued as they drove. At one point while in Concord the victim pulled over and demanded that Ms. Pepper exit the vehicle. Ms. Pepper refused and began to repeatedly assault and threaten the victim.”

The victim drove to Walmart, hoping to escape her attacker, police said.

“There Ms. Pepper allegedly attempted to take her keys, purse, and phone,” the news release states. “Ms. Pepper then allegedly told the victim to withdraw money at a nearby financial institution. The victim was able to slip a note to a bank teller, asking her to call 911. The victim then sought shelter within the bank.”

Police said when they arrived, they found Pepper hiding inside the trunk of the victim’s car. The victim suffered minor injuries in the attack, police said.

Pepper was charged with robbery, domestic violence, simple assault, criminal trespass, false imprisonment, theft by unauthorized taking or transfer and criminal threatening.

Pepper refused bail and was taken to the Merrimack County House of Corrections pending arraignment.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Lt. Sean Ford at 225-8600 or call the Concord Regional Crimeline at 226-3100.

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