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Suspected robber hospitalized after bite from N.H. police dog

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A Manchester, N.H. police dog helped catch a man who allegedly attacked a store clerk with a baseball bat Sunday morning, according to police, who said the arrest left the suspect hospitalized with a bite wound.

Gedeon Karasi, 22, is accused of robbing 61 Market on Maple Street at about 8:30 a.m., Manchester police said. Karasi allegedly punched the clerk, hit him with a bat several times, and then fled with cash.

The clerk activated an alarm that summoned police, and officers arrived as Karasi was leaving, authorities said. Colt, a police dog with the K-9 unit, helped track him down after a short foot chase.


Karasi was treated for a dog bite at a local hospital. He faces charges of attempted murder, first-degree assault, and robbery.

The clerk was also hospitalized with head and facial injuries, police said.

Erin Kayata can be reached at erin.kayata@globe.com.