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Jan 27, 2016 12:13 PM

Somersworth police make 5 additional arrests in robbery case involving Craigslist, web posts

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SOMERSWORTH - Police made five more arrests - including one suspect hiding in the trunk of car - in connection with a robbery that involved using websites like Craigslist and Backpage to lure people to an apartment at 240 Main St.

READ: Police: Robbery victim lured to Somersworth apartment by woman via Craigslist post; 2 arrested

After further investigation, police got a search warrant for the apartment, 2B, and arrest warrants for the occupants.

Arrested and charged with one count of conspiracy to commit robbery was Matthew E. Nuernberg, 22. He was arraigned at the Strafford County Superior Court on Tuesday is being held on $10,000 cash bail.

Also arrested at the apartment and charged with one count of conspiracy to commit robbery was Chelsey Barratt, 20. She was also arraigned on Tuesday at the Strafford County Superior Court and held on $10,000 cash bail.

On Wednesday, Joel Leary was arrested at 238 Main St. on a warrant charging him with conspiracy to commit robbery after police found him hiding in the trunk of a car at that address. Leary was scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday morning.

As a result of that arrest, the operator of the vehicle, 26-year-old Jennifer Chandler, of 238 Main St., was arrested and charged with two counts of hindering apprehension. One count was as a result of Leary being in the trunk of her vehicle; the second count stems from information indicating that Chandler helped Leary avoid apprehension earlier in this investigation. Chandler was released on $10,000 personal recognizance bail.

Also arrested as a result of this stop was a passenger identified as

Tyler Irving. 18. of 14 Depot St. Apt. C in Somersworth. He was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled drug, marijuana and cocaine. Irving was scheduled to be arraigned at the Strafford County Superior Court on Wednesday morning.

Police say they do not anticipate any further arrests but anyone with information about this event of other incidents involving these suspects is asked to contact Somersworth police at 692-3131.

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