Third suspect nabbed in Manchester jewelry heists

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MANCHESTER — Authorities have apprehended a third individual in a series of jewelry thefts that occurred last month, according to Manchester Police.

On Dec. 12, officers arrested 42-year-old Timothy Maclean, charging him with theft by unauthorized taking for an incident at Market Square Jewelers on Elm Street.

Investigators allege that on Nov. 28, Maclean entered the jewelry store, requested to see gold rope chains and cross pendants, and fled with one of the items.

This theft marked the third such incident in just over a week, with the thief in each case employing a snatch-and-grab tactic.

The spree began on Nov. 20 at Days Jewelers at 66 March Ave., where a man later identified as 23-year-old Kevin Donnelly of Manchester, with no fixed address, absconded with a gold chain after asking to see it.

Donnelly has since been arrested and also charged with theft by unauthorized taking.

A second theft at Days Jewelers on Nov. 25 involved 28-year-old Drae-Shawn Hernandez of Manchester, who was similarly charged after being located and taken into custody.

Beyond the theft charge, Maclean faces additional legal woes, including a warrant from Hillsborough County Superior Court-North for receiving stolen property, felon in possession of a dangerous weapon, and another count of receiving stolen property.

During his arrest, Maclean was found in possession of suspected heroin/fentanyl, resulting in a charge of possession of a controlled drug.

Maclean is scheduled for arraignment today at the Hillsborough Superior Court – North.

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