Police execute search warrants at tech businesses in Concord and Manchester

  • A Concord police cruiser sits outside the EZ Tech Guys Apple Repairs office on Hammond Street on Wednesday. Monitor staff

Monitor staff
Published: 7/18/2019 4:56:07 PM
Modified: 7/18/2019 4:55:56 PM

Manchester police arrested three people following raids Wednesday in the city and in Concord as part of an investigation into organized retail crime.

Detectives executed search warrants at EZ Pawn and Apple Operation on South Willow Street in Manchester, in addition to two locations in Concord: EZ Apple Repair on South Main and a private residence on Hammond Street, which is also the site of company offices.

Police say they found thousands of dollars worth of stolen products at the tech companies, including 400 pieces of new, boxed products from the Manchester store. Those items include tools, electronics and home goods.

“Police believe merchandise was stolen from big box stores and sold to these stores,” said Manchester police spokeswoman Heather Hamel. “Police say there is a direct correlation between these crimes and the opiod crisis. Those who stole and sold the goods would then use the money they made to feed their drug habits.”

Shaira Clarisa, 34, of Concord; Kyle Perkins, 27, of Concord; and Christopher Hill, 31, of Gilford were taken into custody on charges of organized retail crime enterprise. Clarissa also faces three counts of receiving stolen property and Hill faces four counts of the same charge.

Investigators say Clarissa was the ringleader of the operation and that both Hill and Perkins worked for her.

The company is registered to Clarissa, according to state records. It is in good standing.

Clarissa, Perkins and Hill were arraigned Thursday in Hillsborough County Superior Court in Manchester.

The investigation is ongoing.

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