BANGOR, Maine — A couple living in an apartment on Main Street in downtown heard a noise early Saturday, and when they went to investigate found a jewel thief in their home, Bangor police Lt. Steve Hunt said Sunday.
“[They] wake up and find a male unknown to them in their apartment with some of their jewelry,” the lieutenant said. He noted that the alleged break-in occurred at 5:45 a.m.
Jeremy F. Fidele, 24, who produced Florida identification, was chased down by the male resident of the apartment who was able to follow him until police arrived and arrested Fidele.
“They ended up recovering about $5,000 in stuff [that belonged to the couple],” Hunt said. “He had some crazy story about why he was there.”
Fidele was charged with Class B burglary and Class C theft, and two counts of burglary to a motor vehicle, the lieutenant said.
If convicted of the burglary charge, Fidele could face up to 10 years behind bars and a fine of up to $20,000. He was taken to Penobscot County Jail and remained there Sunday afternoon, a jail official said.