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Police searching for man who broke into Belmont home, assaulted resident


Monitor staff
Wednesday, September 12, 2018

A Belmont man was attacked in his home moments after discovering it had been “ransacked” on Wednesday, according to Belmont police, who say the assailant is still on the loose.

After entering his Dupont Road home shortly before 3 p.m. Wednesday, the homeowner was attacked by an adult man described as being 6 feet tall. According to police, the man “rushed and assaulted the resident striking him several times in the face.” The homeowner retaliated, “but to no avail,” police said.

Police say the assailant stole the resident’s car keys and took off in a 2000 Buick Lesabre sedan with New Hampshire registration 1052497. A Belmont officer spotted the Buick passing by the courthouse in Laconia and pursued, but the driver evaded the officer by running a red light in heavy traffic, police said. The office backed off the pursuit “due to public safety concerns,” police said.

Laconia police began searching for the car, and the search was still on Wednesday evening.

Anyone with information is asked to call Belmont police at 267-8350.