Derry police arrest robbery suspect after school lockdown

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DERRY — Derry Police Department responded to a series of robbery attempts on Jan. 18, culminating in a lockdown at Pinkerton Academy and the arrest of a 33-year-old man.

The initial 911 call came in at 7:54 a.m., reporting a robbery in the parking lot of a local business.

The caller stated the assailant had brandished what appeared to be a firearm before fleeing on foot with the victim’s backpack.

Due to the close proximity of Pinkerton Academy, the school enforced a shelter in place while officers searched the vicinity of Pembroke Drive.

A second 911 call was received at 8:44 a.m. from a female victim reporting an attempted robbery.

She described the suspect, who fled the scene before police arrival.

At around 9 a.m., School Resource Officers from the Derry Police, stationed at Pinkerton Academy, spotted an individual matching the suspect’s description on Pinkerton Street.

Following a brief chase, police apprehended the suspect, identified as Edward C. Shea, a resident of 9 Elm Street in Derry.

Shea faces charges of robbery and threatening with a firearm.

An airsoft handgun and the stolen backpack were later recovered by officers.

Shea was transported to Rockingham County Jail for processing.

His bail is to be set, with an arraignment scheduled for Friday at the 10th Circuit Court in Derry.

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