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POLAND Police seek daytime burglar-robber



Published: Thu, August 29, 2002 @ 12:00 a.m.



Residents are warned to be alert.

By JOHN W. GOODWIN JR.

VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER

POLAND -- Police are looking for a man they think is responsible for two burglaries and the robbery of a woman in her home late last week.

According to police reports, homes on Katahdin and Saginaw drives were burglarized Thursday afternoon. Nothing was taken from either house, but bedrooms and drawers were ransacked. The residents weren't home at the time.

A Heatherbrae Drive woman, 76, came home as a man was going through her house looking for valuables.

The woman told police she heard noises coming from upstairs and when she went to investigate, a tall, white man wearing a black hooded sweat shirt came from one of the bedrooms, told her he had a serious drug problem and demanded money.

The woman handed over $42. She was then told to walk or drive up and down the street while the intruder escaped.

Help sought

Police Chief Carl Massullo said officers need help from residents to identify the man.

"We cannot say for sure if this person will come back and try this again, but the fact is that he has hit three locations in this area in the space of two days," he said.

Massullo asked that residents stay vigilant and immediately report any suspicious people or vehicles to the police.

jgoodwin@vindy.com




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