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Guns, drugs taken in Sebec break

Article from The Piscataquis Observer, Vol. 166, No. 44, November 03, 2004

By Jessica Lee
Staff Writer

SEBEC It was tricks, and not treats.

Police are investigating a Halloween afternoon break-in at a Sebec residence and the theft of a large-sized gun safe, which contained half a dozen firearms, thousands in cash, jewelry and prescription drugs.

Someone smashed the front door of the Route 16 residence between noon and 4 p.m., and walked out of the home with an approximately five-foot-tall gun safe, according to

Piscataquis County Sheriff's Officer Guy Dow, who is investigating the incident.

The safe held four or five shooting rifles, a handgun, along with prescription drugs, jewelry and cash believed to be in the thousands, Dow said Monday.

The owners of the residence were not at home during the break-in, police said.

No other homes were broken into in the area.

"It seems like [the house] was singled out," Dow said.

Details of the items stolen are not being released until the investigation is complete. :'

Dow said, however, that he believes that more than one person was involved. He also said that the suspects likely know the victim personally.

Anybody who saw anything Sunday or has information about the break-in or the items stolen is urged to call Dow at the sheriff's office; 564-3304. The officer said he would try to keep information discreet if possible.

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