Aug 13, 2015 11:32 AM

Concord refugee family threatened by man with a gun

CONCORD - Police are asking for the public's help to identify a suspect who threatened a refugee family with a gun and may have intended to rob them on Monday night outside their apartment on East Side Drive.

Police say the African family was returning to their apartment building when they saw a group of men and one woman standing in the courtyard. As the family approached, the woman from the group signaled and a white male approached the family, taking a handgun out of his waistband and pointing it at the father, who was holding one of his young children.

The suspect made several statements but the family did not understand and quickly fled with their children.

The suspect is described as 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-10, thin, wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt with the hood up, possibly in his 20s.

Police say they don't know whether family's national origin was a factor in the crime. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Concord Regional Crimeline at (603) 226-3100.


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