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Tip from gas station witness leads to two arrests in Salem robbery

Zachary Pintal and Brett Kearley, both Salem, New Hampshire, residents, were arrested and arraigned last week after they allegedly robbed a local gas station the previous Friday, September 14.

The attendant at the BP station, who was attacked during the incident, was able to give police descriptions of his assailants. A witness provided information on the getaway vehicle.

Babul Hossain was reportedly punched in the head as he attempted to prevent two robbers from grabbing tobacco and cigarettes from behind the register, according to the Eagle Tribune. Hossain said that he was having a conversation with a customer when the incident took place.

A witness in the store said that the men drove off in a Volkswagen convertible. After that, he called police and upon their arrival, gave the car's description and a portion of its license plate.

Following the information, an hour after the robbery, Salem police found two men in front of an apartment building near Cluff Crossing Road with a similar vehicle. After they conducted surveillance to determine the car's owner and apartment, police arrested the two men in the early morning hours on Saturday.

Pintal has apparently been named the ringleader in the case, as he faces robbery, assault, and receiving stolen property charges, while Kearley has been indicted for lesser offenses.

They are currently being held on $25,000 bail and are set to next appear in court today, for probable cause hearings.

If you have been accused of a crime in the Granite State, an experienced New Hampshire criminal lawyer can help argue your case in court and ensure that you receive a fair trial.

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