Search for suspect in gun theft in Hanover
From NBC12 News
Hanover Police need help catching a brazen thief. Police say a man walked into a sporting goods store Monday night, asked to see a hand-gun and then, ran off with it.
Surveillance photos were taken moments before the heist at Green Top Sporting goods on Route 1. Investigators say several employees tried to catch the man but, he escaped into a waiting car outside.
"It was a bold crime, in this case very unusual, for someone to actually run out of the store with a gun," says Hanover Police Sgt. Chris Whitley. “Our primary goal is to apprehend the suspects and recover the weapon."
Witnesses describe their getaway car as a dark blue, Mitsubishi Eclipse with New York license plates.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.
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Story Created: Aug 2, 2007 at 8:08 AM EDT
Story Updated: Aug 2, 2007 at 12:56 PM EDT