Nashua man arrested for robbery, criminal threatening

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NASHUA –– A 34-year-old man accused of robbery, criminal threatening with a deadly weapon and three counts of simple assault was arrested by Nashua Police, according to a department release.

Marques Stanford, who has no fixed address, was reported to have attempted to steal a man’s car keys on Sept. 12. When the victim tried to flee, Stanford chased him down and assaulted him.

The victim managed to escape to a local convenience store and barricade himself in the stock room.

Stanford followed him to the store, pacing around the premises with a large knife while asking about the victim’s whereabouts, according to the report.

Officers arrived on the scene after Stanford had fled.

He was located and arrested a short time later.

Following further investigation by detectives, Stanford was charged with robbery, criminal threatening and convicted felons, all Class B felonies, and three counts of simple assault, a Class A misdemeanor.

He was held on preventative detention and is scheduled for arraignment at the Hillsborough County Superior Court-South on Sept. 13 at 1 p.m.

Nashua Police Department is asking anyone with further information on the case to call the Crime Line at 603-589-1665.

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