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December 11, 2013

Police ask public's help identifying gunman

Release photo of suspect in store robbery

HAVERHILL — Police have released a photo of a suspect in the Monday morning robbery of the Quik Mart convenience store at 764 Main St.

They are asking the public’s help in identifying the gunman. Police said the suspect appears to be a young man. The photo came from a store surveillance camera.

Police said the suspect placed a gun on the counter and demanded money from the store clerk, then escaped with an undetermined amount of cash.

The robbery was reported at 6:03 a.m. by the clerk.

Police said the clerk described the robber as being about 5 feet, 5 inches tall, in his 20s, with a medium build, short dark hair and a thin mustache. He was wearing a brown hoodie, the clerk said.

Police Deputy Chief Donald Thompson said the man entered the store, walked up to the register and placed a black handgun on the counter. After showing the clerk his gun, the man demanded money from the register, Thompson said.

The clerk handed the man an undisclosed amount of cash and the man fled the store, Thompson said. He was last seen running down Main Street in the direction of Marsh Avenue, Thompson said.

Police rushed to the store and checked the area, but were unable to locate the suspect.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to contact police at 978-373-1212. You can also leave a message on the police anonymous tip line by dialing 978-373-1212 and following the prompts.

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