Customer Held at Gunpoint During Manchester Liquor Store Robbery: Police

Manchester police are trying to identify two men who are accused of robbing a liquor store while one of them held a customer at gunpoint on Sunday afternoon.

Officers were called to Manchester Discount Liquor on Broad Street around 1:50 p.m. after getting a report of an armed robbery.

When police arrived, they said they spoke with two victims who were inside of the store.

Investigators said two suspects armed with guns had entered the store. They were described as men wearing hooded sweatshirts with masks covering their faces. One man was wearing all black and the other one was wearing a gray sweatshirt and gray pants with a distinguishing pattern on them.

According to police, surveillance video showed the suspect wearing gray come into the store and point a gun at the clerk and a customer who was checking out. The suspect then took hold of the customer and pointed the gun at his head as he told the clerk to give him money from the register.

The customer, who officers described as an elderly man, was held in a choke hold by the suspect while the clerk removed money from the register, authorities said.

The suspect who was wearing all black also entered the store with a gun. Surveillance video showed this suspect leave with two bottles of alcohol, investigators added.

The incident remains under investigation. No injuries were reported.

Anyone who recognizes the suspects or may have information about the incident is urged to contact Detective Andrew Young at (860) 643-3348.

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