Ex-employee accused of stealing 30-pack of beer from Searsport store

Posted March 05, 2014, at 6:13 p.m.

SEARSPORT, Maine — A local man who allegedly stole a 30-pack of Bud Light from his former place of employment was arrested and charged this week in connection with the crime.

Benjamin Roy, 47, was charged on Monday with burglary, theft by unauthorized taking or transfer and criminal trespass in relation to the alleged theft at Tozier’s Market in Searsport.

Officer Dennis Remillard learned Sunday night that there had been a break-in reported at the grocery store, and in the course of his investigation, determined that Roy is the chief suspect, Chief Dick LaHaye said Wednesday. Surveillance tape supports that determination, the chief said.

“He basically opened up the rollback door at the back of the store, entered, walked into the cooler, took a 30-pack of Bud Light and walked out,” LaHaye said. “All the while, he was on video camera.”

Roy was taken to Waldo County Jail in Belfast to be booked.