, Derry, New Hampshire


March 28, 2012

Alleged robbery victim follows suspect to Londonderry

LONDONDERRY — Police are looking for an armed man who allegedly held up a woman in Hooksett March 22, then was pursued by the victim in her car for nearly 20 miles.

When the suspect pulled off Exit 4 of Interstate 93, the victim lost the car she was following in traffic, police said.

Londonderry police Officer Emily Rogers said she was stunned when a woman suddenly hopped out of her car at a traffic light on Route 102 and approached her cruiser.

"She ran up to me at the light and said, 'Can you help me? I just got robbed,'" Rogers said. "She was frantic."

The woman, whose name was not released, told Londonderry police she was to meet a man and woman in the Wal-Mart parking lot in Hooksett.

But when she did just before 3 p.m., she told police, the man pulled out a gun and robbed her, fleeing in a silver Infiniti, according to Sgt. Kim Bernard.

No details were available on why they were meeting.

The woman told police she jumped into her car, a green Toyota Tercel, and followed the Infiniti.

The chase continued through several towns until the Infiniti pulled off I-93 in Londonderry, Bernard said.

After the woman approached Rogers, the two pulled into the Nashua Road Mobil.

Employees at the gas station and convenience store wondered why two Londonderry police cars and a state police cruiser suddenly pulled into the lot.

Manager Nikki Osmer said it's the most excitement she's seen in her year and a half at the station.

Police, who asked other departments to be on the lookout for the suspected gunman, questioned the woman for nearly half an hour before letting her leave.

Since the robbery didn't occur in Londonderry, the woman was told she would have to file a report with Hooksett police.

Several hours later, Hooksett police Sgt. Justin Crotty said the woman still had not reported the incident to his department.

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