Suspect in Salem, New Hampshire, Armed Robbery Arrested in Texas
🚨Police say Nelson Perez held up the Loan Max store in Salem on September 27.
🚨He tied up the employees and robbed them at gunpoint, according to police.
The man charged with tying up employees at the Salem Loan Max office in and holding them up a gunpoint has been arrested in Texas.
Salem Police said Nelson Perez, 58, of Methuen, robbed the office on Route 28 the morning of September 27 and got away on foot with stolen cash.
Police used a K9 to search the Salem rail trail that runs in back of the building towards the Massachusetts border a block away. Police used a K9 to search the Salem rail trail that runs in back of the building towards the Massachusetts border a block away.
Perez was arrested on a warrant in Tyler, Texas. He is charged with armed robbery with a firearm, two counts of kidnapping and convicted felon – possession of firearm. Tyler police are holding Perez pending extradition back to New Hampshire.
Police did not disclose why Perez was in Texas or if they located the stolen cash.
Salem Police said Massachusetts State Police, Katy Police, Essex, Massachusetts Police, and the U.S. Marshals Service were all involved in the investigation and apprehension of Perez.
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