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Sep 9, 2015 2:11 PM

North End residents, family of Manchester shooting victim create neighborhood watch


MANCHESTER – Ten days after Denise Robert was killed during an evening walk, residents in the North End are coming together to protect the neighborhood.

Kristen Cottle, who organized a candlelight vigil for Robert last week, is now coordinating with Robert’s brother and neighbors for a neighborhood watch.

“It moves you to want to act and not want to forget something like this in her honor, in their honor and in the future,” Cottle said. “I’ve spoken only to Joe Robert in regards to the neighborhood watch. They’re hurting. They are deeply hurting and I cannot imagine the depths of their pain."

Part of the neighborhood watch will implement lampposts to illuminate the dark streets of Ray Street, where Robert was shot dead.

“I knew a tragedy occurred, a life was taken, on our streets, in our neighborhood and I just knew that something had to be done about it,” Cottle said.

Before the lights go up, police and K9 units continue to examine the scene and look for evidence.

“You never know who is around in your neighborhood, and if we all kind of watch out for one another, I think that’s really what a community and a neighborhood should do,” said Claudette Dachowski, a North End resident.

Police and the N.H. Attorney General are still working the case and continue to ask for tips from the public.

To join the neighborhood watch or contact Cottle, you can like the group's Facebook page.


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