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Two youth charged in liquor store theft at Sebec Village Shops

Article from The Piscataquis Observer, Vol. 165, No. 40, October 01, 2003

By Jessica Lee
Staff Writer

SEBEC Police have charged two juveniles with breaking into Sebec Village Shops, and stealing more than $100 worth of alcoholic beverages.

The burglary occurred sometime between Saturday night and Sunday morning, according to Maine State Trooper Adam Coover, who investigated the break. Additional suspects may be charged in the incident.

Coover said burglars used a flashlight to break the glass panels on the front entrance door, so they were able to then unlock the deadbolt. About 10 cases of six packs of beer was stolen, along with 12 bottles of wine and a small keg of beer, he said.

The cash register and safe were not touched, he added, and nothing else was disturbed.

It is believed the burglars made at least two trips into the store that evening, returning to steal more alcohol, Coover said.

The juveniles are both 16; one is from Dover-Foxcroft, the other is from Sebec, according to the officer. Their case has been referred to juvenile authorities for review.

Coover said that a separate arrest that evening made by Dover-Foxcroft Police Department of an adult for operating under the influence may be related, and is under investigation.

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