Laconia convenience story robbed

LACONIA — A thin man wearing a black scarf over his face threatened the clerk at the Cumberland Farms convenience store on Court Street with a knife and a hammer and then made off with an undisclosed amount of cash shortly after midnight Tuesday.

Responding police were assisted by the Gilford K-9 unit but, after last being seen on Clay Street, the suspect was not immediately apprehended.

The robber was described as a white male close to 6-feet tall. He was wearing a dark "hoodie" and black jeans.

Police ask that anyone with information about the robbery call 524-5252 or leave an anonymous tip on the Crime Line at 524-1717.