ROCHESTER, N.H. — Police have arrested two men who allegedly invaded the home of an elderly man in a wheelchair last month and stole his prescription drugs.
Jonathan A Bolz, 33, of 131 Milton Road, East Rochester, was arrested on Thursday and charged with conspiracy to commit armed robbery. He was ordered held on $25,000 cash bail.
Police made a second arrest with the assistance of authorities in Sanford, Maine.
Daniel Springer, 22, of Sanford, was taken into custody on Friday and charged with armed robbery and being a fugitive from justice. He was ordered held without bail, and is awaiting extradition hearings.
The incident took place on Thursday, June 27.
Officers received a call minutes before 10 a.m. from of a Portland Street resident who claimed two men had barged into his home.
The homeowner said the pair knocked on his door and announced they were members of the Rochester Police Department. The homeowner said he was unable to look outside prior to unlocking the door, and the two men entered. One appeared to be armed with a small handgun, according to the homeowner.
They ordered the victim to turn over his prescription drugs, then ransacked his home, leaving on foot with a quantity of his medication. Police say the suspects were in regular civilian clothes, and were not carrying police-style gear or wearing police uniforms or insignia.
A New Hampshire State Police K-9 unit searched the area, but authorities were unable to locate the men.
One of the suspects was described as a white male in his 30s. He was said to be about 5 feet, 10 inches tall, and appeared to weigh about 135 pounds. The man was wearing a gray, hooded jacket and brown shorts, with dark shoes and black-rimmed eyeglasses.
The second suspect was described as being between 5 feet 6 inches and 5 feet 8 inches tall, wearing a gray, hooded sweat shirt. The homeowner said he couldn’t speculate about the man’s race or age because the sweat shirt was covering his face during the robbery.
Police said the elderly victim wasn’t harmed, and no force was used against him.
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