Police say parolee broke into Laconia businesses
January 29. 2018 2:42AM
LACONIA -- A Concord man out on parole for a previous robbery conviction was arrested on charges he allegedly broke in to two Province Road businesses Sunday night, according to police.
According to a press release from Laconia police, a call reporting a burglary at AKA Tool at 488 Province Road came in at 9:44 p.m. on Sunday.
"The caller advised a subject was inside the business and took off on foot while being confronted," police said.
Officers were given a description of the suspect by a witness, and Laconia police searched the area, with help from units of the New Hampshire State Police, Belmont police, and Gilford police.
Police said the suspect was spotted at 10:05 p.m. running from the area of NH Electric Motors at 459 Province Road. A State Trooper stopped the man and detained him. His description fit that of the suspect, according to police.
Police said while the man was detained, two more witnesses approached them and said they had seen the suspect inside NH Electric Motors. A search of the man produced keys and a credit card that was not his in his sock, according to police.
The man, identified as William Lee, 39, who had a last known address of 32 South Street, Room 2, in Concord, "admitted to taking the credit card and the keys, but stated he was authorized to be at the business," police said.
Lee was placed under arrest for burglary. Police said that as he was being booked, a person at NH Electric Motors reported finding items and damage to the property. Police said items stolen from AKA Tool were found at NH Electric Motors. A toilet was also ripped off the wall at NH Electric Motors, causing water damage, according to police.
Police said Lee, who was on parole for robbery out of Cheshire Superior Court, was charged with two counts of burglary.
According to police, a backpack with Lee's personal belongings was found in a vehicle in the area. The vehicle was not Lee's.
Laconia Police are still investigating to see if other vehicles or businesses in the area have had thefts or damage. Anyone with additional information is asked to call (603) 524-5252.
Lee refused bail and will appear before a judge this morning at Belknap County Superior Court.