HOLDEN, Maine — An unknown man entered a mobile home on Christmas night and threatened the people inside with a gun in an apparent attempt to collect a debt, Holden Police Chief Gene Worcester said Friday.
Because the robbery case is still under investigation, few details could be released, but the police chief wanted to reassure residents in the Cedar Haven Mobile Home Park, where the incident occurred.
“I would like the people to know that it seems to be an isolated incident,” he said. “It appears to be an attempt to collect a debt.”
A man and a woman were inside the trailer, which is located in a mobile home park located just off U.S. Route 1A, when the suspect entered the home around 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
“They were held by gunpoint with a handgun,” Worcester said.
No one was injured, and it’s not clear whether the suspect was attempting to collect money owed him or if he was collecting money for someone else.
The names of the victims and the home number are being withheld, but the police chief did say the male victim was a resident of the mobile home, and the woman was a former resident who had gone there to pick up some belongings.
What, if anything, was taken is not being released because of the ongoing investigation.
Brewer police and Maine State Police responded to the call to assist Holden officers.
“We’re working pretty hard on the investigation,” Worcester said.
Those who have information about the armed robbery can call Holden Police Department at 843-5442.