Manchester police released this surveillance image they believe shows a man who stole beer at knifepoint from the Union Street Market Tuesday night.

MANCHESTER - City police are looking for a man they say stole beer from a convenience store at knifepoint during a snowstorm Tuesday night.

According to Manchester police, around 7 p.m. Tuesday officers responded to the Union Street Market, 621 Union St., to investigate a report of an armed robbery.

According to police the thief entered the store, removed beer from a cooler, then walked to the counter and displayed a knife “in a threatening manner” to a store clerk before exiting the premises without paying for his beverages.

The thief is described as a white male in his late 20’s with brown hair, standing approximately 6’’2”, weighing 170-180 lbs. and unshaven.

Anyone with information leading to the identification of the thief is asked to contact the Manchester Police Detective Unit at 792-5500 and reference MPD Case # 19-2104, or call the Manchester Police Crimeline at 624-4040 to provide a crime tip regarding the incident.

No further information was available Tuesday night.

Paul Feely is the City Hall reporter for the New Hampshire Union Leader and Sunday News. Reach him at