SOMERSWORTH — Two city residents have been arrested and charged in connection with two local armed robberies, police said.
Police Capt. Tim McLin said a man demanded money from a clerk at Circle K on High Street about 1:55 a.m. Sunday, while indicating he had a gun. Monday about 12:30 p.m., a man entered the Cumberland Farms on High Street, displayed a firearm and demanded cash, police said.
Police arrested Matthew Mosner, 27, and Danielle Theoret, 25, charging Mosner with two counts of robbery and Theoret with two counts of being an accomplice to robbery.
McLin said that during the course of the investigation, police learned that the individuals might also have ties to an armed robbery Tuesday at the Circle K in Wells, Maine.
“We came across information earlier in the day ... that an Irving was robbed. We looked at that case versus our own and there appeared to be some similarities. We reached out to Wells police and they sent some investigators down,” McLin said.
Mosner was out on bail on an armed robbery charge in York, Maine, stemming from an Oct. 15 incident, police said. McLin said Theoret had a pending arrest warrant from the Portsmouth Police Department charging her with theft.
McLin said police are executing search warrants. He said he could not disclose what type of firearm was used in the robberies.
Mosner and Theoret were held in the Strafford County jail and were expected to be arraigned this past Wednesday afternoon.
Wells investigators will be pursuing charges in the Wells robbery, McLin said.
Police ask anyone with information to call them at 692-3131.
Anonymous tips can be made by calling 692-2111.