Security Alert – 2015, January 22 Portsmouth, NH

PORTSMOUTH -- The store may have been filled with jewelry, but police say someone who tried to rob Jewelry Repair & Design Saturday just wanted money.

Detective Misty Holley said the robbery attempt at the Jewelry Repair and Design in the 6200 block of Portsmouth Boulevard took place shortly before 11:15 a.m.

Detectives said a man entered the store and acted like he wanted to buy something. He then showed an employee a gun and asked for money.

Holley told 13News Now he did not get any money. He left the business and ran towards Hodges Ferry Road.

According to detectives, the suspect rode to the business on a green Huffy Mount Vernon mountain bike and was carrying a blue Jansport backpack on his back.

Witnesses described him as a white male between the ages of 30 and 40. He was about 5'7" - 5'9" tall and weighed between 140 and 165 pounds. He wore a dark blue hooded jacket, tan pants, tan gloves, and a white hat.

Anyone with information about the attempted robbery is asked to call Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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