June 18, 2018
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Waldo County police seek information about brazen burglars

By Abigail Curtis, BDN Staff

THORNDIKE, Maine — Police are asking for help as they investigate two daytime burglaries that happened Sunday in the towns of Thorndike and Monroe.

The owners were home during the burglaries, according to Chief Deputy Jeff Trafton of the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office.

“We think they’re connected,” Trafton said Wednesday of the burglaries.

During the Monroe burglary, which took place at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, the homeowner walked out of a back room and saw that her front door was wide open, according to a press release issued Wednesday by the sheriff’s office. She then heard someone upstairs in a bedroom, and when a man came downstairs she asked him what he was doing.

“The male said he was there looking for someone else,” police wrote in the release. “The male eventually left the residence.”

A half hour later, a Thorndike woman was home when a man kicked open the door of her house. When she confronted the man, he said that he was looking for someone else and left the home. She said he left in a light-colored SUV with a woman in the driver’s seat, waiting for the man.

“I don’t think anything was taken,” Trafton said.

Police made a sketch from each of the eyewitness descriptions. If anyone has information, police are asking that they call Detective Merl Reed at 338-2040.

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