City police search for armed robber

LACONIA — Police are searching for a man who allegedly robbed a man at gunpoint Sunday at 4:09 p.m. while the two were in a car on Joliet Street in the city's South End.

Police said the victim and a second passenger were acquainted with Joshua McNeil, 31, whose last known address was 239 Winter St. in Brockton, Mass.

Police said McNeil was sitting in the back seat of the car when he allegedly pulled out a hand gun and told the passenger to get out somewhere on South Main Street. The driver of the car and McNeil continued to Joliet Street where McNeil allegedly demanded money from him.

When the driver emptied his pocket and showed McNeil his wallet was empty, McNeil allegedly hit him in the head with the handgun and took off on foot.

Police, who are familiar with McNeil, said the driver had a lump on his head but wasn't otherwise injured.

There is an active warrant for McNeil's arrest for armed robbery.

McNeil is described as being between 5-feet, 7-inches tall, weighing about 160 to 170 pounds with brown eyes and black hair. He has three tattoos on his neck included a colored flower on the front of his neck.

Police said he should be considered armed and dangerous and asked anyone who may have information leading to his whereabouts to call Laconia Police at 524-5252 or the Greater Laconia Crime Line at 524-1717 where an anonymous tip can be left.