Police arrest suspect in Claremont armed robbery

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CLAREMONT — James Oberfeldt, 39, has been charged with armed robbery and falsifying physical evidence in connection with an incident that occurred on Sunday, April 30, at the Pleasant Mobil in Claremont, New Hampshire.

According to the Claremont Police Department, Oberfeldt allegedly entered the convenience store holding a cup of coffee and a large knife, and demanded that the cashier give him all the money.

The suspect then stole the cashier’s cell phone as well as the landline phone before leaving the store.

However, the suspect only made off with a small amount of cash.

Police responded to the scene and conducted an investigation, which included canvassing the neighborhood, interviewing witnesses, identifying surveillance footage, and collecting physical evidence.

Subsequently, the police identified and arrested Oberfeldt.

Oberfeldt was arraigned on Monday, May 1, in the Sullivan Superior Court.

He is currently being held on preventative detention at the Sullivan County House of Corrections, and is expected back in court later in the week for an evidentiary hearing.

The case remains active and under investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this matter is encouraged to contact Detective Sergeant Joshua Peavey or by calling the Claremont Criminal Division’s phone number at 603-542-7010.

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