2 on-street robberies thought unrelated

LACONIA — City police are investigating two reported robberies that occurred within minutes of each other Wednesday night in two separate parts of the city.
Sgt. Thomas Swett said that at 6:50 p.m. a 22-year-old man reported he picked up two while male hitchhikers who assaulted him and took some cash from him. Swett said he was injured slightly.
The man said the robbery occurred near Clinton Street but he was unable to tell police exactly where.
At about the same time, a 60-year-old man reported that he was accosted by three while males near the Church Street Bridge who took some cash from him. He was uninjured.
Swett said the incidents are likely not related.
Police said anyone who may have witnessed these incidents or have any information is asked to call the Laconia Police at 524-5257, the greater Laconia Crime Line at 524-1717 or go to the Laconia Police Department Website and leave an anonymous tip at www.laconiapd.org.