Maine Apprehends 27-year-old After Series of Church Robberies and Intimidations

Maine Apprehends 27-year-old After Series of Church Robberies and Intimidations

On Sunday morning, a guy allegedly robbed or intimidated individuals at numerous churches in Maine before leading police on a chase and ultimately being detained.

According to state police, the incident began about 10:07 a.m. when a lady contacted 911 from a church parking lot at 213 Federal Road in Parsonsfield to report that a man had threatened to murder her. He mentioned carrying a pistol but did not reveal it before taking off in a silver Subaru and nearly colliding with a pedestrian as he drove east toward Cornish.

As state troopers and the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office headed to the area to look for the man, a state police sergeant was flagged down on Route 25 around 10:30 a.m. by a man who claimed the suspect pulled a gun on him in the parking lot of a church at 37 Main Street in Cornish and took his wallet.

Less than an hour later, around 11:19 a.m., the man allegedly entered another church at 1006 Pequawket Trail in Baldwin, stole money from the offering plate, and then seized a woman’s purse as he escaped. Police claim he did not reveal a gun during the heist.

Around 11:45 a.m., authorities say sheriff’s deputies found the man’s automobile near Bliss Road in Baldwin and pursued him to Route 107, then Route 25, when he turned around and returned north.

According to police, the man was observed waving a gun inside his vehicle throughout the pursuit and purposefully swerved at vehicles on Route 107. No other cars were hit, and no injuries were recorded.

When police employed a PIT maneuver, the man’s car veered off the road and into a field, and he abandoned it and fled, according to police. He was apprehended almost immediately. Police have identified him as Connor McGlone, 27, of Auburn, Maine, who previously lived in New Hampshire. At the time of the incident, he had three active warrants for robbery in February, probation revocation from a prior robbery, and felony theft in March.

McGlone was taken to Bridgton Hospital for evaluation and will be sent to York County Jail after his release, according to police. He has been charged with two counts of robbery, and police say more charges are likely as the investigation proceeds.

It was not immediately known whether McGlone had an attorney who could comment on the charges.

Anyone who came into close contact with McGlone’s automobile as he reportedly swerved on the road to avoid police on Sunday is requested to call police at 207-624-7076.

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