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Pokemon Go player robbed at knifepoint in Manchester, police say

Pokemon robbery

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (NH1) — A man was robbed at knifepoint early Wednesday morning while playing Pokemon Go, police said.

The 24-year-old male victim had been walking on a bicycle path behind 375 S. Willow St. at 2:15 a.m. when two men stopped him and pulled out a knife and held it to his throat, police said. The alleged victim gave the two men his cellphone and wallet and then fled the area, eventually calling police from a local business.

An officer responded to the area of the bike path and found both suspects, but they fled before he was able to talk to them, police said. That officer called for backup.

Police found Michael Drake, 26, of 463 Amory St., Manchester, near the bike path a short time later and took him into custody. During Drake's arrest police said they found a knife on him. Drake is accused of pulling the knife on the alleged victim and is charged with armed robbery, resisting arrest/detention and has also been placed on a 72-hour hold by probation/parole.

Police said they found the second suspect, Raymond Lavigne, at the end of Mitchell Street. Lavigne, 29, of 17 Bradley St., is charged with armed robbery, resisting arrest/detention and falsifying physical evidence for allegedly getting rid of the phone before being arrested.

Both men are scheduled to appear in Manchester district court Wednesday morning.