, Newburyport, MA

February 2, 2013

Man sought in violent armed robbery

Newburyport Daily News

---- — HAMPTON FALLS, N.H. — Hampton Falls police are investigating a violent armed robbery and assault Thursday night at the Poker Room at 1 Lafayette Road (Route 1), just over the line from Seabrook.

A male senior citizen from Massachusetts was threatened with a gun and attacked in the parking lot by a male in his late 20s or early 30s at around 7 p.m.

The victim suffered significant injuries to his head and face, police said. He was transported by the Hampton Falls Fire Department to Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport.

Cash was taken from the victim’s wallet before the suspect fled on foot. It is believed the suspect got into an older model, smaller pickup truck, possibly a Toyota or Ford Ranger, with a New Hampshire partial plate of 344.

Several pieces of evidence were recovered at the scene, including a black ball cap with an unusual pattern on it. The hat is being forwarded to the New Hampshire State Police crime lab for further analysis.

“The investigation is progressing and we hope anyone with any information will come forward to help solve this violent crime,” Hampton Falls Detective Peter Fowler said.

Anyone with information on the robbery is asked to contact Fowler at 603-926-4619.