Manchester police make three arrests after responding to area for robbery
MANCHESTER - Police arrested three people after reports of a robbery at a flower shop.
However, none of the people are believed to be connected to the robbery and were arrested for unrelated reasons after police were dispatched to the area.
Around 12:55 p.m. police responded to the robbery at Chalifour's Flower Shop at 46 Elm St.
Officers stopped a vehicle in the rear of Families in Transition shortly after the robbery after they said a driver allegedly drove in a reckless manner through the parking lot and almost struck a man.
Police said the two men tried to flee.
Robert Brearley, 25, of Manchester, was arrested near the Econo-Lodge a short time later and Roland Iller, 26, of Manchester, was arrested after he jumping into the Piscataquag River. Iller was taken to a local hospital and treated for possible hypothermia. Police said the vehicle was allegedly taken without consent.
Brearley was charged with reckless conduct; receiving/possessing stolen property; resisting arrest/detention and habitual offender. Iller was charged with resisting arrest/detention. He was released on $1,000 cash surety bail and is scheduled to appear in Manchester district court on March 3.
A female also was apprehended at the Econo-Lodge for unrelated charges. Deanna Cannella, 25, of Manchester. Cannella was arrested on an out-of-town warrant.
The victim of the robbery at the flower shop described the assailant as a heavy-set Caucasian female who allegedly fled in an older model Toyota Sienna minivan. The victim said the female alluded to having a weapon, although no weapon was shown.
Manchester police are still looking for the female suspect. Anyone with information can contact Manchester Police Crimeline at 603-624-4040.