Skowhegan police investigating home invasion, store break-in

Posted May 20, 2013, at 3:38 p.m.

SKOWHEGAN, Maine — A home invasion and store break-in occurred within a half-hour early Sunday morning, according to police.

Skowhegan Deputy Chief Dan Summers said officers are working to see if the incident at 29 Hanover St. and a burglary at the Stony Brook Market are connected.

“It’s too early to decide whether these two are related,” Summers said Monday. “They are looking at that possibility.”

The home invasion was reported at 3:26 a.m. when a masked man confronted a couple, demanded money and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash, according to Summers.

At 4 a.m., Skowhegan police were called to the Stony Brook Market on Route 2 after it was reported the glass in the front door had been smashed, Summers said.

An undisclosed amount of cigarettes was stolen by that suspect, who fled in a purple Chrysler PT Cruiser that was found abandoned later Sunday at a Skowhegan cemetery, the deputy chief said.

Summers didn’t have a description of either suspect.

Anyone with knowledge about either incident should call Skowhegan police’s tip line at 474-6915.

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