2 men allegedly stole cars using tow truck in Sanford area

Posted April 21, 2011, at 11:01 a.m.

SANFORD, Maine — Two men have been accused of stealing cars in two Maine communities by backing a tow truck up into residential driveways, hooking up the vehicles and driving away.

Police have been receiving reports of cars removed from driveways in Sanford and Springvale Village.

Bystanders had chased down a man they said was attempting to take a car from a home after hearing about other missing cars.

The Journal Tribune reports police took 47-year-old John Huot of Sanford and 44-year-old Mark Ramsey of Buxton into custody. Both have been charged with theft.