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Pokemon GO Player Robbed at Knifepoint in Manchester, NH

The victim fled to a local business and called police, who responded to the bike path

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    Police in Manchester, New Hampshire, have arrested two men accused of robbing a Pokemon GO player at knifepoint early Wednesday morning. 

    The robbery happened around 2 a.m. on the bicycle path behind 375 Willow St. 

    Police say the victim, a 24-year-old man, was accosted by Raymond Lavigne, 29, and Michael Drake, 26, and tried to get away. 

    Drake allegedly pulled out a knife, pressed it to the victim’s throat and demanded his cell phone and wallet, which he ultimately gave up. 

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    The victim fled to a local business and called police, who responded to the bike path. 

    Police initially found the suspects, but they fled. 

    Drake was later tracked down and taken into custody. He had a knife on him at the time. He was charged with Armed Robbery and Resisting Arrest/Detention. 

    Lavigne was found on Mitchell Street and was taken into custody as well. He was charged with Armed Robbery, Resisting Arrest/Detention and Falsifying Physical Evidence for throwing away the phone before the arrest. 

    Both men are set to be arraigned Wednesday.

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