Salvation Army Robbery Arrest

February 14, 2018

On February 13, 2018 the Portsmouth Police Department arrested the followed subject on an arrest warrant for armed robbery:

George Laurie

Age: 58

140 Court Street #415

Portsmouth, NH


This arrest stems from an armed robbery that occurred on December 18, 2017 at the Salvation Army Thrift Store at 2458 Lafayette Road. Two employees reported while exiting the store after closing they were approached in the parking lot by a white male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and ski mask pointing a gun at them asking for the money bag. The suspect obtained the bag and then fled the scene.

Laurie is being charged with a Class a Felony and is being held without bail. The case will be handled through the Rockingham County Attorney’s Office Felonies First program.

This is an ongoing investigation, anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Matthew Hester (603) 610-7502.