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Police Seeking Help Finding Man Who Pointed Gun at African Refugee Family

Aug 21, 2015 04:34PM ● Published by Kevin

Photo courtesy of Concord Police Department

The Concord Police Department is asking for assistance from the community in solving an apparent attempted robbery that occurred at around 8:15pm on Monday, August 10, 2015, at 12 E. Side Drive, in Concord, NH. 

At approximately 8:40pm, it was reported that the victims, an African refugee family consisting of a mother, father, and multiple young children, were returning to their apartment building when they saw a group of men and one woman standing in the courtyard near building #2. As they approached the building, the woman from the group pointed at the victims in an apparent signal to one of the men. An unidentified male suspect from the group then approached the victims, taking a black handgun out of his waistband and pointing it directly at the father, who was carrying his small child. The suspect made statements which the victims did not understand and they quickly fled the scene with their children.  No one was injured in the incident. The suspect was described as a white male, possibly in his 20’s, 5’8-5’10, thin build, wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt with the hood up. The incident is being investigated as a possible Attempted Robbery or Criminal Threatening, and it is not yet known if the victims’ national origin was a factor in the crime.

If you have any information regarding the person(s) responsible for these crimes, please contact the Concord Regional Crimeline at (603) 226-3100.

Anyone who has information relative to any criminal incident is asked to call the Concord Regional Crimeline at (603) 226-3100, or submit information online to the website at:, or Txt TIP234 and their message to CRIMES (274637).  Crimeline awards cash to anyone whose information leads to the arrest and indictment of criminals. All tips remain anonymous.            

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