Man with teardrop tattoo under his eye said to have participated in home invasion/robbery on Elm Street
Published DateLACONIA — Police are actively seeking two masked men who allegedly entered an apartment at 378 Elm St. at 9:41 p.m. Sunday and assaulted at least three people who were in the home.
The assailants, at least one of whom was brandishing what appeared to be a gun, trashed the apartment and stole cash and electronics.
Capt. Bill Clary said there were at least three males in the apartment who called police immediately after the incident. He said the three didn't need medical attention.
Clary said detectives were among the police who responded and police are still compiling an actual list of what was taken. He said the building has at least two apartments but only one was entered.
The three men apparently didn't know their assailants, said Clary, but described both as white males He said the victims said one of them is about 6-feet tall with blond hair and a tattoo of a teardrop under his right eye. He may be named "James".
The other man was described as being about 5-8 with brown or hazel eyes. Both were dressed in black and wearing bandanas across their faces.
Clary said police don't believe this was an random attack but said it's too early in the investigation to ascribe any motive to it.
The names of the victims were not released and Clary said at least one of them lives in the apartment. According to the Laconia on-line assessment data base, the homeowners live on nearby Washington Street.
Anyone with any information is asked to call the Laconia Police Department at 524-5257, the Greater Laconia Crime Line at 527-1717 or go to www.laconiapd.org.
CUTLINE – (Elm Street invasion) All's quite now at 378 Elm St. but armed assailants entered the home just before 10 p.m. Sunday night and assaulted the three people in the home. The assailants stole cash and electronics. (Laconia Daily Sun photo/Gail Ober)