While police searched for one suspect, another ran right by them
MANCHESTER — While police were out searching for one theft suspect, another reportedly ran right by them.
According to the Manchester Police Department, reports came in that a woman had just had her purse stolen by a male subject who took off running.
While out looking for the suspect on foot, police say two men were seen running down Pine Street and Concord Street chasing one another.
Officers say they believed this could have been related to the previous theft and stopped both of the men.
After speaking with both individuals, police report that this was another theft that had just occurred before the victim was able to call it in.
The victim told police that the man had stolen money from his car after giving him a ride.
The suspect was identified as Derek Gagne, 28, of Manchester, who police say was taken into custody and charged with felony theft by unauthorized taking.