2 Boston residents arrested after 3 months for 'violent attack' at NH mall
SALEM — Salem police arrested two Boston residents in connection with a "violent attack on Lord & Taylor loss prevention employees," according to police.
Police released surveillance footage to the media and were able to identify the two suspects involved in the violent attack back in February based on several anonymous tips, police said.
On February 16, loss prevention personnel from Lord & Taylor, located in the Mall at Rockingham Park, reported they had been pepper sprayed by two alleged shoplifting suspects, later identified as Lance Holloman, 30, and Melody Williams, 31, both of Boston.
Prevention officers told police they saw a man and a woman walk into the store, both wearing sunglasses, while the woman carried a large, empty bag, police said.
The pair then picked up seven pairs of sweatpants and two hooded sweatshirts, before they both entered the same fitting room. Prevention officers told police that they observed the couple leave the fitting room with only two pairs of sweatpants left behind.
Officers following the pair through the mall, when the man threw a hot cup of coffee in the face of one of the officers before the woman sprayed them with what police believe was pepper spray.
The two suspects fled in an unknown direction through the mall with $686 worth of merchandise.
On Thursday, police arrested the two individuals allegedly involved in Manchester.
Holloman and Williams were turned over to Salem officers and transported to the Salem Police Department where they were both processed on two counts of robbery each.