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Police charge man, teen in connection with Winthrop home invasion

By Nick McCrea, BDN Staff

WINTHROP, Maine — Police have charged a 36-year-old Arundel man and 14-year-old boy in connection with a Jan. 6 home invasion at an elderly woman’s residence on Squire Court.

Police say Christopher Harmon was one of four males who forced their way into the 71-year-old woman’s home after she answered a knock at the door. The woman was knocked her to the floor. Two of the men carried handguns, and the group demanded prescription drugs, police said at the time. The woman was not injured.

The men found no drugs and the victim handed over an undisclosed amount of cash.

Investigators tracked down Harmon in a parking lot near the Biddeford Walmart and arrested him without incident, according to Winthrop police. He is charged with robbery and burglary, both Class B crimes and is being held at Kennebec County Jail on $5,000 cash bail.

Police also have charged a 14-year-old boy with robbery and burglary.

Police said they expect more arrests related to the case.

Anyone with further information is asked to contact Winthrop police Detective Peter Struck at 377-7226.

Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that Christopher Harmon's bail had been set at $500. The error was due to incorrect information from Winthrop police.

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