Brian Pattullo, Administrative Chief of Police
Deputy Chief Joel P. Dolan
9 Veterans Memorial Parkway,
Salem, New Hampshire, 03079
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019
Media Contact: Kelsey Bode
Email: [email protected]
Salem Police Investigating Armed Robbery
SALEM, New Hampshire — Deputy Chief Joel Dolan reports that the Salem Police Department is investigating an armed robbery of a gas station convenience store in which a handgun was brandished at the store clerk.
On Monday, Dec. 9 at 8:11 p.m., Salem Police responded to a reported robbery at Klemm’s Mobil, located at 126 Pleasant St.
The caller reported a male, described as white, about 6′ tall, with a stocky build, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with white drawstrings, black pants, and black sneakers with white soles came into the store and demanded money. The suspect displayed what appeared to be a small, semi-automatic handgun.
The suspect fled the store on foot with an undisclosed quantity of cash. A Salem Police K-9 team conducted a track which led to the rear of an apartment building on South Policy Street. A subsequent canvassing of the area was unsuccessful.
This is the second armed robbery in three days in Salem. At 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9, Salem Police responded to Pearl’s Candy and Nuts at 356 South Broadway for a report of a robbery. Police learned after an initial investigation that a man had entered the business and walked through the store before brandishing a knife and demanding money from the clerk.
Neither clerk sustained injuries in the two robberies.
Salem Police believe the same suspect may be responsible for both incidents.
The incidents remain under investigation.
Anyone with information on either incident is asked to contact Salem Police Detective Connor Nolan at 603-890-2343.