Bangor police identify Target theft suspect, seek help in locating him

Posted April 25, 2011, at 10:38 p.m.
Last modified April 25, 2011, at 11:07 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — Police have identified a suspect in a shoplifting spree last month at the Target store in Bangor and have obtained warrants for his arrest.

Jason C. Mulligan, 36, of Brewer is wanted on theft and assault charges in connection with the incident, which occurred on March 6 at the Longview Drive store, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said in a news release issued Monday.

According to police reports, a male suspect was seen on the store surveillance system taking movies from a cart and concealing them inside his jacket.

When confronted about the alleged thefts, Mulligan reportedly shoved a security guard and then quickly fled in a green Jeep Cherokee.

Taken from Target were several Blu-ray discs and DVDs. Edwards said Monday that the discs were valued at $274.94.

On March 9, Bangor police posted a surveillance image showing a man reportedly fitting Mulligan’s description on its Facebook page and released it to area news media. The move yielded a number of tips.

Edwards said Bangor police Officer Jamie Fanning identified Mulligan as the suspect “with a tremendous amount of assistance from several people.”

According to Edwards, Mulligan also is wanted on warrants charging him with two thefts in Holden.

Holden police Sgt. Eugene Fizell said Monday that the Holden warrants are for gasoline drive-offs in that town in November and January for $51.29 and $37.62.

Fizell further said that Mulligan, who reportedly works as a crane operator in southern Maine, is suspected of similar drive-offs in Brewer and Bangor.

Anyone with information about Mulligan’s whereabouts is urged to call Fanning at the Bangor Police Department at 947-7382, ext. 95772. To leave an anonymous message, press 6 for the Police Department’s Tip Line.

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