Hollis grocery store robbery suspect apprehended after fleeing on bicycle

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HOLLIS — A suspect was arrested Thursday after a robbery attempt at The Hollis Village Grocery Store on Proctor Hill Road, according to the Hollis Police Department.

Authorities reported that at approximately 2:35 p.m. on March 29, officers were dispatched to the store following a reported robbery.

The rapid response led to officers arriving on scene in under a minute.

The suspect, identified as Evan M. Turner, 35, from Nashua, had attempted to purchase cigarettes with a gift card.

Upon the card being declined, Turner reportedly grabbed the cigarettes and fled the store on a bicycle.

Police located the abandoned bicycle a short distance from the store.

A subsequent search of the area led to the discovery of a subject matching the description provided by store staff.

When officers approached Turner, he attempted to flee but was promptly taken into custody.

Turner has been charged with resisting detention, theft, and receiving stolen property, all of which are classified as class A misdemeanors.

The stolen cigarettes were found in his possession at the time of the arrest.

After being processed at the Hollis Police Department, Turner was released on personal recognizance bail.

He is scheduled for arraignment at the 9th Circuit Court, Nashua District.

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