June 20, 2018
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Police from Knox, Lincoln counties chase down suspected armed robber

By Abigail Curtis, BDN Staff

UNION, Maine — After a man armed with a gun reportedly forced his way into a Common Road apartment Wednesday afternoon, police from two counties embarked on a search that culminated in a miles-long car chase.

The alleged victim told responding deputies from the Knox County Sheriff’s Office that the intruder had struck him on the head after he forced his way inside the home. Then he locked the resident in his bathroom and demanded money and drugs, according to a press release issued Wednesday afternoon by Chief Deputy Tim Carroll.

Police learned that the resident had a friend over at his apartment at the time of the robbery, and that person left with the suspect in a white Nissan sedan. Shortly after police shared information about the vehicle with other agencies, it was located heading south on Route 1.

“A Lincoln County Deputy attempted to stop the vehicle and a chase ensued,” Carroll wrote in the press release. “The chase lasted a few miles before ending safely in Wiscasset.”

Police detained two men who were in the car, and detectives from the Knox County Sheriff’s Office headed to Wiscasset to process the evidence from the car and to interview the suspects, Carroll said.

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