May 21, 2018
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Woman accused of stealing $600 worth of merchandise from Sears

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — A theft at a Bangor Mall department store led to the arrest of a woman and a man Saturday, according to police.

Officer Kevin Haefele was dispatched to Sears on Saturday afternoon for a report of a shoplifting incident, police Sgt. Paul Edwards said. When Haefele arrived, he was told that a man and woman had been shoplifting together there. The man took off into the parking lot and left in a car driven by another man. The driver of the car reportedly made statements threatening revenge against two loss prevention officers who followed the male suspect out.

Edwards said Ernestine Chubbock, 44, a Bangor transient, was arrested and charged with Class C felony theft. The stolen merchandise was recovered, he said.

On Saturday evening, Penobscot County sheriff’s deputies located and arrested Bradford Francis, 25, of Orrington, who was identified as the driver who threatened the loss prevention officers earlier, according to Edwards. Francis was taken to the Penobscot County Jail, charged with a probation violation and two counts of misdemeanor criminal threatening.

Both suspects remained at the county jail on Monday. If convicted of the theft charge, Chubbock faces up to five years in prison.

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