May 21, 2018
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2 Brewer robbers still at large

By Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff

BREWER, Maine — Two men, wearing masks to cover their identities, walked into the Family Dollar store on Halloween and demanded money and, so far, have not been caught.

“At least one of the individuals did display a knife to the clerks” and got away with an undisclosed amount of cash, Capt. Jason Moffitt said Monday afternoon.

Two store clerks were working at the time of the crime, but no one was hurt.

The two male suspects entered the Family Dollar, which is located in a corner spot in the Brewer Shopping Center off Wilson Street, at around 7:20 p.m. Friday. Police are asking residents who were in the area at that time to make a report if they saw anything suspicious.

“We are pursuing some leads,” Moffitt said. “The difficulty [of the case] was compounded by the fact that the incident occurred on Halloween.”

Bangor Police Department sent a dog and officer to track the suspects, and deputies with the Penobscot County Sheriff‘s Department and Maine State Police troopers also responded to help.

Store representatives said Monday they could not say anything about the incident because of the ongoing investigation.

“When a deadly weapon is used, it puts [the crime] at a Class A” level, Moffitt said. “They could get 30 years in prison for that robbery.”

Anyone convicted of a physical-force robbery also could face a fine of up to $50,000.

Those with information about the crime can call the Brewer Police Department at 989-7003 or stop by the new public safety building at 151 Parkway South to make a report.


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