June 20, 2018
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Police search for gunmen who robbed NH gas station

By Liz Markhlevskaya, Foster's Daily Democrat

ROCHESTER, N.H. — Police are searching for two armed gunmen who robbed the Shell station on Milton Road in Rochester on Wednesday evening, during a pouring rainstorm that swept through the area. Rochester is on the Maine-N.H. border.

The robbery occurred Wednesday at 5:14 p.m. at the Shell gas station located at 198 Milton Road. Police said both suspects, described as white males, entered the store with guns — one suspect was holding what police suspect was a sawed-off, gray camouflaged pattern shotgun. The other was holding what police described as a long-barreled handgun. No one was hurt in the robbery.

After the suspects demanded money, the clerk gave them an undetermined amount of cash from the register and the suspects fled. Police said the suspects were seen running north towards Milton Road.

Several customers were at the store as were two store clerks, during the robbery, police said.

At 6 p.m., Rochester police officers were seen walking along the side of Milton Road (Route 125) with a police bloodhound as officers investigated the scene. Assistance was provided by Maine and N.H. State Police K9 units.

The Shell gas station was closed after the robbery, but was expected to reopen later.

Police Sgt. Eric Babine said both suspects had a piece of clothing, such as a bandana, covering their faces. He said police plan to review the video surveillance at the store to identify the suspects.

One suspect is described as a white male with a heavy build, 5-foot-8 to 6 feet tall, with light skin, 18-25 years old, with blonde hair, wearing a New England Patriots baseball hat with a red bandana covering his face. He was wearing a blue shirt with white stripes.

The other suspect is said to be thin, standing 5-foot-8 to 6-feet tall, wearing a dark blue hoodie and had a cloth covering his face. He was wearing a dark-brimmed baseball hat and brandished a long-barreled handgun.

Distributed by MCT Information Services


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