Manchester police arrest 4 following several robberies in the area
MANCHESTER - Police responded to several robberies over the weekend and made four arrests.
Police received a report Friday afternoon of a stabbing from a woman claiming her husband was in a fight with an unknown male and both parties fled the scene. She said her husband James Jones, 29, of Manchester, fled because he had an active arrest warrant.
Police found Jones at his Concord Street residence and he denied being stabbed. He said the man robbed him of $200 during the altercation. Police are following up on several leads and do not believe this is a random act of violence. Jones was placed in custody on the outstanding warrant.
A second robbery was reported a few hours later. A man was sitting in his Rogers Street office when he said an unknown masked male burst into his office, pointed a handgun and demanded cash. The victim turned over an iPhone and his wallet to the man and took off on a bicycle. Based on the victim's description, police located suspect Jonathan Cassavant, 36, inside a Somerville Street apartment. Police located a BB gun, two masks and gloves. Officers were unable to locate the cash of iPhone. Cassavant was charged with armed robbery.
On Saturday, police arrested Jacob Mills, 36, of Manchester, after he exited a store with two items totaling less than $2. Police said the store owner blocked the exit and Mills pushed him and allegedly choked him with his hands. Another person inside the store helped in apprehending Mills before police arrived. Mills was charged with attempted robbery and contempt of court.
Not long after Mills' arrest, police responded to Hollis Street for a theft in progress. Officers located a man pushing a bicycle who matched the description of the caller. Police arrested Daniel Caggiula, 20, of Manchester, determined he was responsible for breaking into a car nearby. The victims said some loose change was taken. Caggiula was charged with theft by unauthorized taking and criminal tresspass.
All of those arrested were expected to be appear in court today.