Dexter police probe attempted burglary

Posted Oct. 01, 2009, at 10:47 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 30, 2011, at 12:11 p.m.

DEXTER, Maine — Police are investigating an attempted burglary Thursday night that was thwarted when the homeowner entered the kitchen, startling two would-be thieves.

The suspects, both male, fled in a getaway car that was left running outside the residence, Cpl. Alan Grinnell of the Dexter Police Department said Thursday night. Grinnell said the two last were seen headed toward Dover-Foxcroft in a dark blue or green Ford Escort sedan.

According to Grinnell, the attempted robbery was reported shortly after 7:30 p.m. One of the suspects was seen rummaging through drawers and cabinets while the other stood sentry by the door.

The homeowner, whose address was being withheld Thursday night, reported that both suspects were wearing dark-colored ski masks and gloves, Grinnell said.

One of the suspects was described as a slender male, about 6 feet tall, wearing a black sweat shirt, baggy bluejeans and black sneakers with white stripes. He was wearing a thick silver chain necklace and appeared to have short brown hair.

The second suspect was described as stockier, about 5 feet 9 inches tall and wearing a black zip-up hooded sweat shirt, light blue pants and worn brown work boots, Grinnell said.

He said the incident remains under investigation by Dexter police, who are being assisted by the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department. Dover-Foxcroft police also assisted by keeping an eye out for the suspects Thursday night.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Dexter police at 924-7622.

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