BREWER, Maine — Police have caught the man who they say broke into a North Main Street home of an acquaintance and took seven guns, Brewer police Detective Nelson Ferro said Monday.
“Most of the guns have been recovered,” he said. “We’re still working on one.”
Sean Pulley, 23, of Brewer, knew his septuagenarian victim and, “he knew they were out of town,” when he planned the break-in, the detective said.
Pulley was charged on Dec. 15 with felony theft, because “it involved guns,” Ferro said. A Class B theft conviction carries a penalty of up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $20,000.
The stolen items consisted of handguns and hunting rifles.
The victim had records of the guns’ serial numbers, and police were able to recover them from an area pawnshop.
“The big thing was the serial numbers,” Ferro said. “A lot of people don’t have that and we have to go on descriptions.”
Pulley, who has no prior theft convictions, was arrested without incident and taken to Penobscot County Jail, he said. He remained in jail Monday evening where he is being held on $500 cash bail, a jail official said.
His next scheduled court date is Jan. 22.