Woman robbed of backpack while walking on Union Ave on Sat. night

LACONIA – Police continue to investigate the robbery of a local woman who told police she had her backpack taken from her by an unknown man just after midnight Saturday.
She told police she was in the area of 145 Union Ave. when the incident occurred. She was unharmed and said the man fled on foot.
Capt. Matt Canfield said a different man witnessed the robbery and was detained by police on outstanding bench warrants unrelated to backpack robbery.
"He is not a suspect," said Canfield, asking any one with any information to call Laconia Police at 524-5252 or the Greater Laconia Crime Line at 524-1717.