Manchester couple charged with assaulting officer at Lowe’s during robbery

SALEM, N.H. (WHDH) - A Manchester couple was arrested after allegedly assaulting a loss prevention officer at a Lowe’s Home Improvement store in Salem Thursday.

Police responded to the Lowe’s around 8:45 p.m.

According to police, loss prevention officers recognized a woman in the store who had been known to shoplift on previous occasions.

While officers were en route to the store, loss prevention saw the woman select some kitchen cabinet hardware valued around $140 and leave the store without paying for the items.

Loss prevention officers approached the woman outside the store and asked her to stop. She then attempted to run away, and loss prevention officers tried to grab her purse.

The woman’s husband, who had been waiting in a nearby car, ran up to the officer, pushed him and threatened to “bang him out”.

The loss prevention officer then let them go and called into dispatch. Responding officers found the car at a nearby intersection, where they also saw the couple’s 9-year-old son in the back seat.

Both suspects were taken into custody without incident.

The woman was identified as 37-year-old Jessica Sederquest of Manchester. She was charged with willful concealment, suspended vehicle registration, driving after suspension, and endangering the welfare of a child.

She also had an outstanding bench warrant.

The man was identified as 35-year-old Eric Sederquest of Manchester. He was charged with robbery.

Both subjects refused the services of a bail commissioner and were held overnight at the Rockingham County Jail.

They were arraigned Friday in the 10th Circuit Court, District Division Salem.

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