Aug 29, 2016 2:11 PM

Police: 2 men arrested after trying to rob Concord man in his office

CONCORD — A man was robbed at knife-point after two men entered his office on 4 Park St, police said.

Justin Briggs, 25, and Eric Todd, 28 - both homeless in Concord - were arrested for attempted robbery.

The victim recognized one of the alleged robbers as Todd. When Todd entered the victim's office, the victim went to greet him and Todd told him to empty his pockets and turn over his wallet. The victim told the two men to leave the office, and said that Todd then pulled out a large knife and pointed it at him.

The victim continued to refuse that he hand over his wallet, which allegedly led Briggs to throw a large, heavy statute and a ceramic egg at the victim, police said. The victim cut his hand while deflecting the statute, and the ceramic egg missed hitting him. The victim then retrieved the glass statute and began swinging it at the suspects yelling at them to leave. The suspects then fled.

Witnesses were able to describe the two men, and stated that they saw them running on Park Street when they abruptly cut through an adjacent ally.

A patrol officer located the two men matching the descriptions of the suspects on N. State Street. A knife was also found near the area.

Briggs was charged with attempted armed robbery, simple assault, criminal mischief - vandalism, and second degree assault. Todd was charged with armed robbery, criminal threatening - use of a deadly weapon, and felon in possession of a dangerous weapon.

After refusing bail, Briggs and Todd were transported to the Merrimack County Jail & House of Corrections. They were arraigned on Monday at 2 p.m.

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