Bangor police seek suspects in mall-area thefts

By Dawn Gagnon, BDN Staff
Posted Jan. 30, 2009, at 8:22 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — City police are on the lookout for two men suspected of stealing several thousand dollars’ worth of merchandise Thursday from three stores in the Bangor Mall area.

The crime spree began about 5 p.m. at the Best Buy store on Bangor Mall Boulevard, where the suspects took two electronic items worth several hundred dollars and ran away, according to Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards.

Later that evening, the same two suspects entered Toys “R” Us, also on Bangor Mall Boulevard, where they gathered a large amount of merchandise, dumped it into a large bag and ran out of the store, Edwards said.

Then they hit the Target store on Longview Drive, where they filled a large box with yet more merchandise and left the store, he said.

Edwards said Friday that he is working to get footage from the stores’ surveillance systems for release to the local news media.

“We’re hoping to get some clear shots,” Edwards said.

According to police reports, witnesses described the suspects as white males in their 20s. One suspect was wearing a blue jacket with a white V shape on the sleeves. The other was wearing a dark sweat shirt jacket with a zipper in the front, light pants and a dark knit hat, possibly with the word “Kawasaki” on the front.

The vehicle they are believed to have been using when the crimes were committed is described as a tan-colored Mercury Sable or Ford Taurus sedan. Two similar license plate numbers were provided to police, but so far police have been unable to match the numbers to the suspect vehicle.

Edwards said police are looking at possible variations.

The plate numbers provided to police were:

• 6145KW

• 6165WP

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to call the Bangor Police Department at 947-7384.

dgagnon@bangordailynews.net

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