MANCHESTER, Maine — A Maine sheriff says two men are in custody on charges they broke into a Manchester home where two elderly residents were sleeping.
Kennebec County Sheriff Randall Liberty says his office received a call last Monday from a 91-year-old man who reported that his 67-year-old live-in companion had been woken up by a man standing over her with a 4-inch knife who was demanding money.
An investigation found two suspects had cut their way through a screen and then unlocked the door.
The two were apprehended after one of the suspects used a credit card belonging to one of the victims and police were able to review surveillance video of the attempted transaction.
On Friday detectives arrested 36-year-old Michael Jo Ruth of Gardiner and 24-year-old Ricky Allen Lane of Augusta.