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Police seeking help identifying male suspect in daytime burglaries

By Ben Holbrook | Jan 24, 2013
Courtesy of: Waldo County Sheriff's Office Police released a sketch of the subject believed to be involved in two separate daytime burglaries in Monroe and Thorndike.

Police are seeking help identifying a male suspect believed to have been involved in daytime burglaries that occurred in Monroe and Thorndike.

A woman who was at home at the time of the burglary in Thorndike told police a male subject kicked open the door of the residence, according to a press release from the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office. When the woman confronted the man, he told her he was looking for someone else before leaving.

The woman told police the male left in a light colored SUV that was being driven by a female subject, according to the press release.

In the Monroe burglary, the homeowner discovered the front door to the residence was wide open after coming from a back room. The homeowner saw an SUV parked in the driveway and heard someone in an upstairs bedroom. When a male subject came downstairs the homeowner asked what he was doing. The man said he was looking for someone else and then left the residence, the press release said.

Chief Deputy Jeff Trafton said nothing was reported taken from either home. He said at one point the male suspect told the Thorndike resident he was looking for a specific person who also lived in Thorndike. Trafton did not to release the name of the person the suspect was looking for.

Both burglaries occurred in the middle of the day on Jan. 20, Trafton said.

The Maine State Police are assisting in the investigation.

Police believe the robberies are related and are asking the public to help identify the male subject depicted in a sketch.

Anyone with information regarding the burglaries is asked to call Detective Merl Reed at 338-2040 or to respond through the sheriff’s office Facebook page.

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