Carjacking in Manchester

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MANCHESTER — A 53-year-old man was arrested following a carjacking in Manchester early yesterday morning.

Authorities say they were notified of an armed robbery at the Red Arrow Diner on Lowell Street at around 1:30 a.m.

Arriving officers spoke with the victim who reported that he was leaving the diner and walking to his car when he encountered a man he did not know.

He told police the man pointed a gun at him and grabbed his keys from his hand.

The victim, concerned about his safety, went back inside the diner.

Police say the suspect continued to point the gun at him after he went inside and then got into the victim’s car and drove away.

Manchester Police spotted the victim’s vehicle on Beech Street and attempted to make contact with the driver, but he drove away.

He drove a short distance before stopping at an intersection where police ordered him out of the car and took him into custody.

The suspect was identified as Robert Castle, of Hooksett.

Castle was charged with criminal threatening with a firearm, reckless conduct with a deadly weapon, robbery, theft by unauthorized taking, disobeying an officer, and resisting arrest.

He is scheduled for arraignment today in Hillsborough Superior Court-North.

Police say Castle was uncooperative with police and a booking photo could not be taken.

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