Joseph Alston

Mar 10, 2016 3:10 PM

Police arrest two men who allegedly robbed man who sold them used cars

MANCHESTER - Two men have been charged with attempted robbery after they allegedly returned to rob a man who sold them two used cars.

Police say they received a call from a Bodwell Road apartment complex on Feb. 29 when the victim, Adrian Hardisty, 19, said he sold an older model BMW and an older model Ford Explorer to two men.

The buyers said they were unhappy with the BMW and wanted their money back. Hardisty said he agreed to return the money when they brought the car back. He said the two buyers showed up at his home, pointed a gun at him and his girlfriend and took her cell phone and $400 in cash from Hardisty without returning the BMW.

On March 9, they saw the two men sitting in the Ford Explorer in the parking lot outside Hardistry's apartment. He called Manchester police and followed the vehicle to the Speedway gas station on Massabesic Street.

Both men, Joseph Alston, 29, of Dorchester, Mass., and Christopher Core-Walkers, 23, of Stone Mountain, Ga., were subsequently identified and arrested.

Alston was charged with criminal liability to attempted robbery, criminal threatening and theft by unauthorized taking. Core-Walker was charged with attempted robbery, possession of cocaine and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute after officers say they found .74 grams of cocaine and an additional 6.84 grams of individually wrapped packages of cocaine.

Both men were scheduled to appear in Manchester District Court on Thursday. Core-Walker was transported to Valley Street jail prior to the completion of the booking process so no booking photo was available.

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