Vandal(s) take aim at downtown windows with BB gun(s)

LACONIA — Police said vandals shot BB gun pellets through the windows of three downtown merchants sometime Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning.

600 Main Street owner John Moriarty said yesterday that the most damage appears to have been done to Raymond Photographic Artist, a framing and photography shop, which had to replace an 8-foot by 8-foot sized window.

Moriarty said vandals also shot a hole through the window at LaBelle's Shoe Repair and one of his windows.

He said he was kind of hopeful that his window could be repaired but said it was unlikely the other two windows could be. He said Raymond already removed his plate glass and put a piece of plywood over the window.

"It's too bad," he said.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Laconia Police at 524-5252 or the Greater Laconia Crime Line at 524-7171.