Laconia Police investigating reported 1 on 1 robbery

LACONIA — City police have obtained an arrest warrant for a transient man who allegedly robbed one of his friends at knife point Wednesday night.

In a media release issued yesterday, police said they are looking for Paul E. Mullaney, 27, who has no fixed address. Police said there is no cause for general alarm but they haven't been able to locate him and are asking for the public's help.

According to police, the victim and Mullaney were together for a couple of hours earlier in the evening but around 10:15 p.m. the victim said Mullaney pulled a knife on him while the two were near the intersection of Fair and Court Streets and ordered him to give him his money.

The victim did as he was told, was not injured, and reported the alleged robbery immediately to police.

Police said the investigation is ongoing. If anyone has any information they are asked to call 524-5252 or the Greater Laconia Crime Line at 524-1717.