BEDFORD, N.H. — Chief John J. Bryfonski reports that the Bedford Police Department is investigating a strong-armed robbery and shoplifting incident reported Thursday at a retail store.
On Thursday, March 31, at approximately 2:24 p.m., Bedford Police responded to a report of shoplifting at a retail store on South River Road.
Upon arrival at the store, officers determined that a male suspect shoplifted a purse from the store, and also allegedly took a purse belonging to a 61-year-old woman from that woman’s shopping cart as he left the store. According to the victim, she tried to prevent the theft, but the suspect escaped with her purse after a physical struggle.
The suspect then fled the store on a white moped.
The victim’s purse was later recovered. There were no reported injuries.
The incident remains under investigation. Bedford Police have identified a suspect in this incident and expect to make an arrest.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact officer Norman Frink at 603-472-5113, or email@example.com.