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Police search for man who tied up employees of Salem, N.H., loan store and robbed them at gunpoint

Salem police said in a statement that this man entered the store at 522 South Broadway on Wednesday, September 27 and tied up the employees at gunpoint.Salem NH Police

A man who wore a Boston Bruins baseball cap, glasses and a black facemask as he tied up employees of a cash loan company in Salem, N.H., at gunpoint on Wednesday is being sought by law enforcement in two states, officials said.

After the armed robbery, the man began walking south on Route 28 across the Massachusetts state line into Methuen, police said. A police dog tracked toward a rail trail and Methuen but the man was not found. The search continued on Thursday.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 50s or 60s, about 6 feet, 2 inches tall. He was wearing a black sweatshirt, black sweatpants, black shoes, and carrying a black backpack.


The employees were not injured, police said. The company provides cash loans on car titles, according to its website.

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