Cigarettes & a bicycle stolen after separate Laconia business break-ins

LACONIA — Police are investigating two burglaries from early yesterday morning that occurred in different parts of the city.

Police said a burglar alarm sounded at 1:28 a.m. at the Sunoco gas station at 1355 Union Avenue. When police arrived they found someone had thrown an unidentified object through the window of the entry door.

Police said cigarettes were among the items identified as stolen.

At 5:05 a.m., police responded to MC Cycle on Canal Street where they found that someone had used an unidentified object to force entry into the building. Witnesses told police that they saw an unidentified man pedal away on a stolen bicycle and that he headed toward City Hall on Beacon Street.

The bicycle was recovered a short time later in that general area.

Police said yesterday they have identified at least "one person of interest" and asked if anyone has any information about either burglary to call the Laconia Police Department at 524-5252 or the Greater Laconia Crime Line at 524-1717.