Two suspects charged in armed robbery
DUBLIN — After spotting and stopping a vehicle associated with an armed robbery on Main Street in Winchester last month, Dublin police arrested two robbery suspects at Carr’s Store on Sunday.
Eric Wojcik, 24, of Winchester was arrested on a warrant issued by the Winchester Police Department charging him with armed robbery. He is being held in lieu of $20,000 cash at the Cheshire County House of Corrections following his arraignment at the 8th Circuit Court in Keene on Monday morning, according to court records.
Dublin police also arrested Jason Bower, 24, of Winchester on a warrant issued by the Winchester Police Department charging him with criminal liability for the conduct of another. He is being held in lieu of $5,000 cash at the Cheshire County House of Corrections following his arraignment in Keene on Monday morning, according to court records.
A Winchester police crime bulletin was issued throughout Cheshire County soon after a Winchester business owner reported being robbed at knife point on the evening of Oct. 28, said Winchester Police Chief Gary Phillips by phone Monday. According to Phillips, the owner of Learning 2 Share, a small clothing store on Main Street, told police that she was on her way to the bank when she was approached by two men, one of whom she recognized.
Since receiving a news bulletin from Winchester police more than a month ago that the suspects had fled the scene of the crime, Dublin Officer Joel Chidester said Tuesday that local police agencies have been on alert.
While patrolling Main Street in Dublin shortly before 5 p.m. Sunday, Chidester said he observed a 2000 Chevy Cavalier matching the description of the suspect vehicle and pulled it over in the parking lot of Carr’s Store. The driver, Courtney Frazier, 24, of Fitzwilliam, told police Wojcik and Bower were both in the vehicle, Chidester said, as well as two additional passengers, including a minor.
Chidester said he requested assistance from nearby agencies to assist with the arrests of both men. Two Jaffrey officers and one Peterborough officer responded to the scene shortly thereafter.
As a result of their investigation at the car stop, Dublin police arrested Frazier and charged her with hindering apprehension, endangering the welfare of a child and transportation of a controlled drug believed to be heroin. Frazier was released on $5,000 personal recognizance with a Dec. 4 court date at the 8th Circuit Court in Jaffrey.
The drug investigation is still ongoing, with additional charges likely, Chidester said. Wojcik and Bower are scheduled to appear for a probable cause hearing on the Winchester charges at the 8th Circuit Court in Keene on Nov. 14.
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