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November 3, 2012

Haverhill police ask public to help ID robber

HAVERHILL — Police have released a description of a man suspected of robbing the Dunkin Donuts on River Street this week.

They hope the public will help identify the man.

Police said the man told two employees he had a weapon, but did not reveal one. The suspect took a stack of $20 bills, but ignored bills of smaller amounts.

On Tuesday at 8:55 p.m., Patrolman Dana Burrill Jr. and Officer William O’Connell were dispatched to the Dunkin Donuts, where a male and female employee told them a man who wore a red hooded sweatshirt, with the hood up, entered the shop and walked up to the counter.

The woman asked how she could be of help, and the man replied, “Yeah, give me the register,” according to a police report.

The woman said the man’s hand was in his sweatshirt pocket, “pointing out.”

Fearing he had a gun, she removed the register drawer and placed it on the counter.

The woman said the man then took a stack of $20 bills from the drawer, but left the $1, $5 and $10 bills, as well as a $50 and $100 bill covered by receipts in the drawer.

The man said “thank you” as he walked out.

The suspect is described as 20 to 30 years old, 5-feet, 5-inches tall and about 140 pounds with a shaved head and a thin, light-colored outline beard.

Police said the suspect’s red hoodie had a Patriots logo on the front, and that he wore dark colored sweat pants and white sneakers.

Anyone with information about the man is asked to call the Police Department at 978-373-1212.

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