Suspect arrested in connection with Manchester, NH armed robbery

MANCHESTER, N.H. (WHDH) - Police have arrested a man they say stole cash and cigarettes from a market Thursday morning in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Officers responding to a reported robbery around 5:15 a.m. were told that a suspect had brandished what looked like a black handgun and pushed a clerk at Uncle Bob’s Market behind the counter to open the register, police said.

The suspect then grabbed the cash and cigarettes before leaving the market, according to police.

A K-9 was deployed, which led them to the suspect, identified as Miguel Alicea-Velazquez, 47, who was hanging around Kimball Street, according to police.

Officers had probable cause to conclude he was the suspect of the robbery and placed him under arrest, police said.

He is being charged with armed robbery, resisting arrest, and falsifying physical evidence, according to police.

He will be arraigned on Friday in Hillsborough Superior Court, along with Natalie Lombard, 35, who allegedly helped discard the evidence of the crime.

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