NH police searching for man who stole $2,000, loaded handgun from car
SALEM — Police are searching for a suspect who stole a gun and $2,000 in cash from a car parked outside of an ice rink Tuesday night.
Salem police said a man was seen on surveillance video entering locker rooms at the Icenter ice rink around 8 p.m. Investigators said the suspect was carrying a hockey bag along with a hockey stick, but police believe they might have been props.
An employee who said he'd been playing hockey for 16 years said the man's hockey stick was "taped" as if he never played before.
Police said the suspect took a set of car keys from a bag in the locker room, found the car and stole $2,000 along with a loaded Ruger LC9 handgun from the vehicle.
The suspect returned the keys and left the rink. Police said none of the employees recognized the man and that he was able to keep his head down for most of the time he was in the rink.
Anyone who recognizes the suspect is asked to contact Salem police at 603-893-1911.