June 22, 2018
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Police: Home intruder ties up New Portland resident, steals guns and medication

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

NEW PORTLAND, Maine — Sheriff’s deputies are investigating an armed home invasion that occurred late last week in which a homeowner was tied up and three handguns stolen.

Somerset County sheriff’s deputies were summoned to a New Portland residence shortly after noon on Feb. 27 after a robbery was reported, Chief Deputy Dale Lancaster said.

The intruder entered the home after knocking on the door. He was wearing a mask and was armed with a handgun, according to Lancaster.

The suspect and homeowner got into a struggle, Lancaster said, which ended with the suspect tying up the resident.

After taking prescription medication, an undisclosed amount of cash and three handguns, the robber fled on foot, Lancaster said. The homeowner was able to free himself after the suspect fled.

The homeowner was evaluated by medical personnel but was not transported to a hospital. The intruder stands 6 feet tall, is white, in his 30’s or 40’s and has a heavy build, Lancaster said.

Anyone with information on the case should contact the Somerset County Sheriff’s Department at 474-9591. For department’s tip line, call 474-0230.

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