Two Manchester men arrested in Concord robbery, kidnapping case

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CONCORD — Two Manchester men were taken into custody on May 7 following an intensive investigation into a robbery and kidnapping that occurred last month at a local gas station.

Authorities say that in the early hours of April 9, the Concord Police Department was alerted to a robbery at the Shell Gas Station at 24 Loudon Road.

A clerk, while fleeing the scene, sought help from a passing police officer.

The suspect had reportedly forced the clerk outside, covered his head with a pillowcase, handcuffed him, and put him in the passenger seat of a vehicle before re-entering the store to steal merchandise.

The clerk managed to escape and alert the officer.

The perpetrator fled before the police arrived.

Nearly a month-long investigation led to the arrest of John Donnell, 35, and Luke McClintick, 28, both of Manchester.

Donnell has been charged with two counts of robbery and one count of kidnapping, while McClintick faces a charge of being an accomplice to robbery.

Each count is classified as a B felony.

Both men were held on preventive detention at the Merrimack County House of Correction and appeared for video arraignment the morning of May 8 at the 6th Circuit Court-Concord District Division.

The Concord Police Department continues to investigate the incident and has issued a call for any information related to the case.

Individuals with knowledge of the events are encouraged to contact the Criminal Investigations Division at 603-225-8600.

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