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[December 13, 2012]
Man sought after strong-armed robbery at Marshalls in Portsmouth
PORTSMOUTH, Dec 13, 2012 (Foster's Daily Democrat - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) -- Police are on the lookout for a man in his 20s who allegedly fought with a store security officer at Marshalls on Woodbury Avenue before fleeing in a car with stolen merchandise.
The incident, which took place Wednesday, Dec. 12, is being described by police as a strong-armed robbery. According to an announcement released by the Portsmouth Police Department, patrol officers responded to the 1465 Woodbury Ave. store at about 1:30 p.m., after receiving a report a shoplifter had fled the store. On scene, they learned of a tussle between the shoplifter and the store's loss prevention officer.
The suspect, described as a white man in his 20s, escaped to the parking lot and entered a tan, four-door sedan, possibly with a New Hampshire registration. A woman was behind the wheel, according to police.
The shoplifting suspect is said to be approximately 5 feet, 10 inches tall, with a medium build and brown hair. He was wearing dark jeans, according to police.
Anyone with information that might help the investigation is asked to contact Portsmouth police Officer Andre Wassouf at 603-610-7515.
Those who wish to remain anonymous can contact Seacoast Crime Stoppers at 603-431-1199. You can also leave an anonymous tip by logging on to www.seacoastcrimestoppers.org, or by sending an SMS text to CRIMES (274637) and including "TIPSCS" in the message. Cash rewards of up to $1,000 are available for information that leads to an arrest and indictment.
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