Manchester, NH- Arrests made in 2 jewelry store thefts: UPDATE

Manchester, NH – December 13, 2023 – Manchester Police have made arrests in connection with two jewelry store thefts that happened last month. The first was on November 20, 2023. According to an employee, a man walked into the store and asked to see a gold chain. While viewing the jewelry, he took the chain and walked out.

Through the investigation police identified the man as 23-yearold Kevin Donnelly of Manchester. Donnelly was arrested and charged with theft by unauthorized taking.

This was the first of two thefts at the jewelry store in the span of three days, in each the suspect utilizes snatch-and-grab tactics to steal gold chains.

The second incident occurred on November 25. The suspect involved in this theft was identified as 28-year-old Drae-Shawn Hernandez of Manchester. He was located and arrested and faces a charge of theft by unauthorized taking.

Police are still looking for the man involved in a theft at another jewelry store on November 28, 2023. In that incident, the suspect asked to see gold rope chains and cross pendants. As he viewed these chains, he got ahold of one and left the store. Police have identified that suspect as 42-year-old Timothy Maclean of Manchester. There is an active warrant for Maclean’s arrest charging him with theft by unauthorized taking.

UPDATE: 42-year-old Timothy Maclean was the third suspect was ARRESTED, following an investigation into another snatch-and-grab-type theft at a Jewelers on Elm Street on Nov. 28.

In that case, Maclean allegedly walked into the store and and asked to see gold rope chains and cross pendants, only to leave after he managed to grab one of the chains.

Arrested on Dec. 12, Maclean was charged with theft, adding to charges he faced from another warrant, including Receiving Stolen Property and Felon in Possession of a Dangerous Weapon.

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