Attempted robber on the loose

MERRIMACK – An employee of the VIP at 714 Route 101A suffered minor injuries during a robbery attempt Sunday afternoon.

Police are now looking for a white male approximately 35 years old, 5 feet 10 inches to 5 feet 11 inches and weighing between 250 and 300 pounds. The suspect was last seen wearing a black knit cap, puffy jacket and dark pants.

According to employee, the suspect knocked on the store’s window at around 4:25 p.m., which is just after closing time. The man stated that his car just broke down and he needed a new belt for it.

The employee let the man in and began to look up part-numbers. While the employee was at the computer, the man came around the counter with his hand in his pocket indicating he had a weapon.

After the suspect told the employee he was being robbed, the employee pushed the suspect and a fight ensued. The suspect punched the employee several times in the face and then fled on foot. The employee suffered minor cuts to his lip and refused medical treatment. Anyone with information about this case is urged to call Merrimack Police Department at 424-3774 or Merrimack Crimeline at 424-2424.